Back in 2007, an american high school science teacher uploaded this video explaining a unique and thought-provoking argument for action on climate change.
Its relevance may be somewhat diminished today, with general consensus on the existence of climate change having been reached and most countries pursuing some sort of preventative action, but the core idea is still powerful. When faced with uncertainty, the only responsible action is to minimise the risk of a negative outcome. This is an important message for our governments and for ourselves – we do not need to be convinced of climate change, we only need to admit that it’s a possibility. From there, an understanding of the basic consequences of action and inaction will lead to the clear and unassailable position that significant preventative action is the only course of action.
Watch the video: it convinced us. It will convince you.