Stephen Gardiner on politics and the moral crisis of climate change

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Stephen Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner discusses why the moral imperative of climate action is not addressed by the world governments with the urgency it requires. This summer in Europe and the U.S., politicians have made compromises with climate policies that prioritized worries of inflations and energy security.

The problem, he says, comes down to the fact that our institutions might not be capable of properly dealing with issues that affect people across the world and through multiple generations. That’s a moral problem too. “There’s too much of a tendency to think that if the government’s not solved it, then it’s nobody’s problem,” he says. “Whereas I think… we have a responsibility as citizens to get together and create better institutions.”

Read the entire article in Time Magazine: “Climate Change is a Moral Crisis. But Our Political System Doesn't Treat It That Way.”