Showing posts with label zwick. Show all posts
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tennessee fireman solution to denial

Climate change deniers are worse than householders who refuse to pay their annual $75 fire protection fee because not only do they not pay the fee,  they advocate strenuously that no one else should pay it either.

Fire services in Tennessee have taken to standing back and watching non-subscribers' houses burn, while ready to protect neighbours' properties. City officials hope that householders get the message and pay the fee.

Steve Zwick, here and here, says that climate change deniers should be asked to pay a penalty for advocacy that blocks and delays action to mitigate or adapt to climate change.

He's getting a lot of heat for it! From the denier commetariat of course.

In June, you can attend or follow to conferences like the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, or the Florida Summit on Sea Level Rise where responsible parties (governments, scientists, citizens) are acknowledging climate change problems and working together to mitigate and adapt. Or you can hang out at the Heartland denier conference where those who acknowledge global warming are called "murderers, tyrants and madmen".

I'm with Steve Zwick as he says –
... the ideal solution is to get our collective act together and prevent [climate change] from happening, but we need a fall-back – a mechanism that puts responsibility for damages on the shoulders of the shirkers and deniers who cause it and profit from it, and we need to build that mechanism before the damages materialize.