Moral Outrage August 1, 2012 : 10:01 PM

I’ve long suggested the climate crisis is not really a political question (though the solutions will involve political choices), but a moral one. David Roberts at Grist explains why we must focus on the moral elements of the climate crisis:

“Perhaps the single biggest barrier to action on climate change is the fact that it doesn’t hit us in the gut. We can identify it as a great moral wrong, through a chain of evidence and reasoning, but we do not instinctively feel it as one. It does not trigger our primal moral intuitions or generate spontaneous outrage, anger, and passion. It’s got no emotional heat. (Ironic!)”