Friday, December 19, 2008


350. Bill McKibben, who has emerged as one of our most important public intellectuals of the present moment, says it is the "Most Important Number on Earth." He makes a compelling case. Let's get to work.

1 comment:

Ambivalent_Maybe said...

McKibben makes a good argument that radical action is needed. I support the measures he outlines, but I don't think he's right that even the catastrophic change he says might be coming--like a 20-foot rise in sea levels before 2100--will result in the end of civilization as we know it. Sure, maybe in a saner world the possibility of such an event *would* result in such changes. But I think those nations that can afford to absorb limited changes and still carry on much as before will do so. Poorer nations that have no choice will likely be left more-or-less to their own devices.