UM: Climate Change

The New York Times reports on UM professor Andrew Hoffman’s position on climate change – he argues that we need to put more emphasis on societal and cultural aspects in order to truly begin combating climate change. Hoffman compares this to similar shifts in attitudes against slavery and smoking: “Just as few people saw a moral problem with slavery in the 18th century, few people in the 21st century see a moral problem with the burning of fossil fuels. Will people in 100 years look at us with the same incomprehension we feel toward 18th-century defenders of slavery?” [Source]