Professsor William Rees on why we fail to act on the climate crisis.

It’s a mystery, climate inaction, and I came a long while ago to the conclusion that the problem is not evil politicians and their puppet masters the ‘captains of industry’. The problem is that homo sapiens were evolved to survive in what thousands of years ago, appeared as a boundless environment upon which human activity could only have limited impact, if any at all. Unfortunately it’s hard wired in our DNA. Rees has a somewhat different take on this but in practice it amounts to the same thing; humans in their present state, are the problem.