Why scare tactics won’t stop climate change

Some climate scientists are pushing back against a bleak portrayal of the coming climate apocalypse that was published Sunday night in New York magazine. The cover story’s vivid and doom-heavy forecast won’t help the fight against climate change, some scientists argue. In fact, it’s possible these scare tactics could do just the opposite.

The story, the “The Uninhabitable Earth,” trails the four horsemen as they thunder after runaway carbon emissions. Natural disasters will become so common that “we will just start calling them ‘weather,’” journalist David Wallace-Wells predicts. New and long-dead viruses will emerge from thawing ice. Famine and mass migrations will fuel wars. And parts of the Earth could become almost uninhabitable by…

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h/t: TheVerge