Risk management and climate change

I’m trying to figure out why so many people seem reluctant to believe the threat of climate change, or unwilling to support substantive, preventative social and political action.

It seems strange that people who probably have some form of insurance to mitigate against the effects of what are generally unlikely events would be even more inclined to take the same approach with the possibility that our climate might be on the brink of catastrophe if we don’t change our ways.

The below clip from youtube gives a great exposition of the arguments – not in terms of climate science, but rather in terms of the logic of risk management.

How about considering responding to climate change as a type of global disaster insurance?

All skeptics would be advised to watch and weigh it up.

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