We did as good as nothing in response to climate change – Mayer Hillman Interview

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it.

Read this great interview with Mayer Hillman for insight from someone who has research and advised decision makers for over 60 years.  One of the telling view points that really got me thinking were is comments on the shortsightedness of our thinking…

Hillman is amazed that our thinking rarely stretches beyond 2100. “This is what I find so extraordinary when scientists warn that the temperature could rise to 5C or 8C. What, and stop there? What legacies are we leaving for future generations? In the early 21st century, we did as good as nothing in response to climate change. Our children and grandchildren are going to be extraordinarily critical.

Read the full interview on the Guardians website

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