1998 : WHAT QUESTIONS ARE YOU ASKING YOURSELF?

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climatologist, is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences
Atmospheric scientist at Stanford; author of The Genesis Strategy; Laboratory Earth.

"I often wonder÷sometimes despair÷whether it will be possible to solve long term, global problems(global warming being my current focus) until we can overcome collective denial, which in turn, may not become conscious until we grapple with personal myths. I question whether the eventual loss of half the other species on Earth will even be enough to overcome personal escapism that has gone collective÷what I sometimes think of a 'psychological fractal'. Perhaps that's not even a question, but it occupies my mind a lot."