Can we talk about climate change now?

We can’t just wait for the floods to ‘wake people up’ to climate change – we need to confront the forces who are actively working to stop that happening, writes Adam McGibbon in Red Pepper

12 February 2014 http://www.redpepper.org.uk/we-must-shout-loud-to-link-the-floods-to-climate-change/

Naomi Klein encapsulates this perfectly when she says, “For a long time the environmental movement behaved as if climate change was the one cause that didn’t have an enemy. But here’s the thing. We do have an enemy. And we know exactly who they are.”

And we do. They are everywhere. We now know that this isn’t about people suddenly coming to their senses, as if waking from a false consciousness. There won’t be a magic moment of realization. We have enemies – right-wing politicians, organized climate deniers, fossil fuel companies well-funded, shady think tanks – who are actively destroying our future.

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