Dahr Jamail reports on the dying Great Barrier Reef and other recent casualties of climate change.
He concludes the article by blaming the denial of Trump and other leaders.
Jamail does not mention his own denial demonstrated by flying long distances to report on climate change.
Everyone, myself included, has a justification for their lifestyle.
Genes have evolved over billions of years to compete for finite energy so they can survive to replicate.
There are 7.5 billion humans in severe overshoot because their genes out-competed the genes of all other life by learning to dig up and burn ancient solar energy.
Having genes that make us smart enough to understand our mortality and the implications of our genes’ ability to exploit fossil energy requires genes that cause us to deny reality to avoid depression and a consequent decrease in reproductive fitness.
Our genes are in charge.
Free will is an illusion.
Enabled by denial of reality.
How could it be otherwise?