~ PROLOGUE ~ HOW I MET THE CLIMATE ~ THE MEANING OF SCIENCE ~ THE STATE OF THE CLIMATE ~ BEGINNING
ONE CHANCE ~ TRIBES ~ SENTIENCE ~
~ AGONY ~ LETTER TO PRESIDENT REIF OF MIT
WHO IS AT FAULT ~ CRITIQUE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES ~
WORLD CLIMATE AUTHORITY ~ A BIT OF BIO ~ APOLLO 8 ~ EPILOGUE
This website has been and continues to be very difficult to write and design. It is really about the nature of humanity, but in a one-of-a-kind situation: how humanity has been destroying the only place it has to live, and some of the biggest destroyers know precisely what they are doing. It is beyond comprehension and there is no word for such a criminal act. It is far more vile than genocide.
For a more typical person the isssue has been to accept that there is such a thing as climate change and that it is caused by man. There is so much evidence to confirm this that I would simply refer you to the first section of the web site and then to read on.
But there is more to it than that, there is the question of what to do about it. Some argue for delay because it will be so expensive not comprehending that the longer we wait the more expensive it will be.
But whatever your position, it is clear beyond clear that we are not doing nearly enough fast enough.
Which brings us to the concept of reciprocity.It is often called the "golden rule" and there are many ways of saying it. "I'll be nice to you if you will be nice to me." Or, "If you will be nice to me I will be nice to you." The best is to click on the Wikipadia link.
Why is this so important and why leave it to the end.
The end because only now do we know how hard the problem is and because we have found no other way to make people work together. But will it work?
I have felt for a long time that modern education has left out the most important topic of all which is morality. In seven years of college I never heart it discussed. There are many books on the topic but I would suggest . In a sense it is the last step leading to reciprocity, and reciprocity is the last step. If we cannot pull this off then we are not fit to be human beings.
How do you do it? It is in the url of this web site. From outside you know it as urgentcareclimate.com. But it actually started on the topic of the golden rule and the inside URL is inanothersshoes.com. Which means you ask questions until you know the other person perhaps better than he or she knows himself or herself. And the questions should prompt questions from the other person or, if need be, another question from you: would you like to know about me. So then the following discussion should be more fruitful if you have really gotten to know each other.