I’m not sure there is any point to this thread, unless others need convincing this is a problem. I’m not in that camp. Still, even if this is the case, is there a good reason to keep informed about this? I guess the quick answer is that you can’t answer this because you can’t assess the value of information you don’t have. The only way to assess the value of being informed is to keep one’s self informed.
Anyway, I’m also hesitant to start this thread because the stream of news just seems grim. Take this bit of news that I just came across:
Bad news: Antarctica is melting.
Worse news: Antarctica’s melt rate has tripled since 2012.
— Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob) June 13, 2018