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The only big question about this historial moment. . . Featured

A hundred years from now, looking back, the only question that will appear important about the historical moment in which we now live is the question of whether or not we did anything to arrest climate change.

Everything else—the financial crisis, the life or death of the euro, authoritarianism or democracy in China and Russia, the Great Stagnation or the innovation renaissance, democratisation and/or political Islam in the Arab world, Newt or Mitt or another four years of Barack—all this will fade into insignificance beside the question of whether we managed to do anything about human industrial civilisation changing the climate of Planet Earth.



Notes:   This is an excerpt from an editorial in The Economist.

Source:  The Economist, 12-15-11, "Durban and Everything that Matters."

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byLarry Lazar

December 20, 2011

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It doesn't get any better than this. I used it tonight - 3 different times.

December 22, 2011

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Larry Lazar is correct. This is a stunning quote of our priorities (or lack of them) human beings and how future generations will remember us. This quote makes me even more committed to follow my passion to be a climate change communicator. Thank you for posting this.

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