In 2015, I gave a real downer of a lecture in Auckland. Mainly because I predicted that those who were in denial about climate change would not be adverse to making it worse. Not just continuing as we’ve been doing, with token efforts on the side to constrain carbon. No, to make climate change happen faster – because as a test of sincerity, it would be a demonstration that their denial is founded in belief. ‘Climate change isn’t consequential,’ so let’s double down.
That’s what’s happening.