Ezra Klein seized the opportunity of the tour to ask him what else we should be concerned about:
We'd be nuts not to be frightened by the tsunami of changes that our manipulation of the environment has sent barreling towards us. But Bill Blakemore has offered a prescription for moving beyond terror. Apparently the Air Force recognizes that in moments of emergency, flyers can freeze -- a kind of "brain lock." They teach pilots to "hug the monster" -- to learn to embrace that otherwise paralyzing fear so as to move beyond it. Applied to the recognition of global warming, "hugging the monster" has exciting implications.
The whole thing is worth reading.
H/t to The Left Coaster for the Blakemore article.
Despite every other legitimate concern, we cannot ignore that our economic and social system is rapidly making the planet less habitable. So I will be posting "Warming Wednesdays" -- unpleasant reminders of an inconvenient truth.