Apocalyptic climate change exhibition in New York

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19 Oct 2008

The New York Times has a scary article on the new climate change exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The Times argues that the exhibition is catastrophist in its tone:

“There are real issues to be considered here — questions about probabilities, alternative technologies, industrial evolution, relationships between developed and undeveloped nations — but they are never really explored. The main impression, instead, is of an almost religious urgency. ‘Repent!’ these displays seem to call out, ‘Repent! Before it’s too late!’.”

The article also includes a useful reference to a piece by Freeman Dyson in the New York Review of Books. Dyson sees environmentalism as a “worldwide secular religion” – although for him its rise in a welcome development.

The climate change exhibition is due to go to St Louis, Cleveland and Chicago, as well as Denmark, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, South Korea and Mexico.

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