08.16.2022

Apocalyptic vs Post-apocalyptic Climate Politics

Climate change is indeed an “insufficient” crisis. Adam Smith in the Wealth of Nations (1776) points the way towards a post-apocalyptic climate politics.

“We address ourselves not to their humanity but to their self-love and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages”.

There is growing support for a climate politics that harnesses enlightened self-interest, rather than focusing on austerity.  In other words: carrots, not sticks.

Authored by Judith Curryand originally published at Climate Etc. on 9 August 2022 here.

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