What to do when the right-wing comes around on climate change
The big news in the science community today is the announcement that a well-known Koch Brothers-funded, global warming skeptic, physicist Richard Muller, has finally come to acknowledge the reality that our planet is warming quickly.
This actually comes as no particular surprise. Over time, the reality of climate change has become so obvious that the ranks of the deniers will simply have thin out over time (sort of the like the Greenland ice shelf).
So what should we say to the people (mostly on the political right) who slowy, inexorably are coming to their senses?
Here’s my suggestion: “Welcome to the fight, guys. Now help us figure this damned thing out.”
Notwithstanding the efforts of some to turn the global warming problem into a political game, when the future of the species is at stake, I for one, am for dispensing with the the “we told you so’s!”
In the immortal words of David Byrne: “This ain’t no foolin’ around.” We need all hands on deck whenever and however those hands get around to awakening to the truth.