Climate optimists keep talking about hope, but philosophers offer us a warning.
I’ve heard it all before:
Doomers are ruining everything. They’re encouraging everyone to give up. They’re evangelizing hopelessness and fear.
The hopium dealers trot out every tired cliche they can think of. They claim expertise and pass judgment on anyone who tries to express their raw emotions about what’s going on these days. Apparently, people don’t have a right to make anyone else feel uncomfortable.
Anyway, I got curious about this word hope. The climate optimists keep throwing it out there, like it’s a good thing.