History is littered with civilizations that refused to adapt to a changing climate, and collapsed because of it. We're no different. The climate is destabilizing. We're aware of environmental degradation. We know the causes. We know the risks. And yet we continue to dither.
Sean D. Illing is a freelance writer based in Baton Rouge, LA. He teaches political theory at Louisiana State University. Read more from him at his blog at http://www.cosmopoliticsblog.com. Follow him @sean_illing on Twitter.
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