Climate science deniers like to call we who are correct and rational (we the good guys) “alarmists.” So be it.
This is a post that closely reflects my own feelings, by my friend and colleague, Lawrence Torcello. It begins:
Most of us have wondered about the human context of past crimes against humanity: why didn’t more people intervene? How could so many pretend not to know? To be sure, crimes against humanity are not always easy to identify while they unfold.
We need some time to reflect and to analyze, even when our reasoning suggests that large scale human suffering and death are likely imminent. The principled condemnation of large scale atrocity is, too often …