30 Jan '16, 9am

Climate as a moral issue

Climate as a moral issue

In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Purdy concedes that it’s difficult to discern the specifics of the "democratic Anthropocene" he’s calling for, but says it has some fundamental underpinnings. It is less beholden to Big Money. It wrestles with placing a moral value on climates and landscapes. It puts far more emphasis on our responsibility toward future generations. And in order to reverse the unfettered exploitation of nature, this new politics must move society toward greater self-restraint — never an easy sell. But, he says, politics remains our best hope: "We realize that the only world we get to live in is the world that we’ve made, and we only have one way of collectively pivoting the direction in which we’re taking that world — and that is political."

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