To fight climate change we must understand climate change completely. To understand climate change completely we must be cleverer than we are at present because we understand almost nothing completely. To understand climate change incompletely we must simply be as we are now. There are degrees of incomplete knowledge; our incomplete knowledge of climate change is sufficient to enable us to fight it. To fight climate change incompletely we must try to fight and then then hope that what we try will succeed. Fighting climate change does not secure a victory; it merely gives us a possibility of victory. If we do not succeed in fighting climate change we shall perish. If we succeed in fighting climate change we have a chance of not perishing. It is probably as simple as that.
Posted on August 26, 2012 by Robert Kyriakides