Climate change: historians will look back and ask ‘why didn’t they act?’

Harvard historian Naomi Oreskes talks about her new book, which imagines that current inertia in the face of climate change will puzzle academics for centuries to come

GR: Academics will be working on the explanation for centuries, but I doubt that the basic human weaknesses that lead to such a catastrophe will be a mystery to them. 

The same title could be applied to other subjects:  Extinction:  ‘why didn’t they act?

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