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Natural selection related to climate change

January 2008

Natural selection related to climate change:

Man is what he is, a wild animal with the will to survive, and (so far) the ability, against all competition. Unless one accepts that, anything one says about morals, war, politics -- you name it -- is nonsense. Correct morals arise from knowing what Man is -- not what do gooders and well-meaning old Aunt Nellies would like him to be.

The universe will let us know -- later -- whether or not Man has any "right" to expand through it.

— Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

The trouble is, it looks like our planet is beginning to let us know now. We have two options: we can change, or we can die. I don't think the ecosphere is going to tolerate our current way of life much longer.