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Addressing climate change is not about saving the planet

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 11, 2016

This video from Vox makes an often overlooked point about climate change. Climate change is not about saving the planet. Earth will be fine. Life, in general, will be fine. But many species of plants and animals will die. Addressing climate change is about saving plants and animals that are in some way “useful” to us and preventing human suffering. (via @mims)

Update: George Carlin riffs on this point in an old standup routine:

There is nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine. The people are fucked.

(via @austinkleon)