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 CurryClimate Etc. on 9 August 2022 here.and originally published at