Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Climate, growth, and conflict

The Times takes the long view of economic growth, conflict, and sustainable development, and its pessimism is well summarized by the invocation of "Blade Runner," "Mad Max," and "The Hunger Games." It's fun to read and probably to write pop-news pieces that unite like-minded strands of thinkers to push a particular theme. But it also seems like a disservice to spin apocalyptical yarns during a period when we should all be taking action on climate change more seriously.