About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent is his blockbuster The Accidental Activist, which Amazon claims is by his wife Anne Green. So it goes. Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. He lives in Tucson with Anne, along with no dogs, no cats, no guinea pigs, and only the occasional snake or scorpion.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Life on Earth Is in No Danger

People love apocalyptic rhetoric about climate change - we're going to destroy the Earth, make it "uninhabitable," etc.

Keep in mind that there has been life on this planet for billions of years. During the Eocene -- just a blink of an eye ago, in geologic terms -- the Earth was 14 degrees C warmer than it is now.

Oh, and more than 99% of all species that have ever existed went extinct before humans started using fire.

I know it is easier to talk big about topics over which we have no control. But IMO, we should focus on actually making a difference.


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