Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

How to Confront Climate Change by Noam Chomsky


Noam Chomsky, the renowned intellectual, gives his thoughts on how climate change can be confronted - recalling how he and others used activism to protest against the US invasion of Vietnam - which he saw as American imperialism.

It does appear that most of those trying to force governments and the global elite [in the form of mainly US global corporations] to confront the heavy cost that climate change is and will do to the planet - are using activism as their main weapon.

Whether this can be successful against climate change denial - where confronting the issue goes to the very heart of what motivates these corporates [making large and relatively quick profits - with no concern for the long-term consequences] - is not so certain.

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