Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pope Francis' climate encyclical: Are we close to a "tipping point" in the climate change debate?

This video is a lot of fun but, also, an indication of how fast things are changing with our perception of climate change. Would you have imagined something like that just a couple of years ago?

This video indicates that we may well be close to a "perception tipping point" in the climate debate. It could make climate change denial just as politically incorrect as eating babies or accumulating WMDs. Hopefully, it could come before the "real" climate tipping point, which is also, unfortunately, arriving very fast.

(incidentally, at 1:15, the scene of the pope blessing solar panels is simply priceless!)


Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome, faculty member of the University of Florence, and the author of "Extracted" (Chelsea Green 2014), "The Seneca Effect" (Springer 2017), and Before the Collapse (Springer 2019)