We are told over 90% of all the species that have ever lived on this planet are extinct. There have been several near total extinction catastrophe’s in the earths history. We know we all going to die as individuals. Once you are dead nothing else matters. One could easily reason from this premise that, actually, none of this climate change scare-mongering really matters – everybody dies anyway. Even if the earths climate develops into a runaway feedback loop and gets so hot it melts lead, it doesn’t really matter because in the long run the sun is going to die as well at some point.
In the end, nothing at all really matters. So why do we fret about the future?
Maybe it’s because, ultimately, we are only passing on the baton of life to other individuals. Maybe it’s because when we see our children play and laugh in the sunshine, we want the moment to last a little longer… just a little longer.