Re: “Ceasing to Think” and ensuing backlash.
Does Ms. Bell believe the thousands of scientists who believe we are in serious trouble, or say so, are all politically driven? She states that “many scientists” have been proved wrong. What of herself? No possibility there, I suppose, that she might be wrong?
Personally, I think we should try to at least live sustainably, if we wish to survive on this planet. We have never had as many people on planet Earth before, to the best of my knowledge, so I think we should try to live with conscientiousness about our effect on our surroundings.
I think, as a civilisation, that we could and might pollute ourselves to death, no matter what one believes about Climate Change.
There are numerous reports always about animals, birds, plants, etc., becoming extinct. I guess this happened during the Ice Age, but the reason is different this time, as many of these are a result of loss of habitat, caused by constant encroachment of humans.
I wish I could be more optimistic; but I worry about the future and what it holds for my grandchildren and all of the future generations.