Why do we care about the Chilean miners, and not about climate change?
15th October 2010

Like millions across the world, I’ve been engrossed by the story of the Chilean miners. Strange, really. It happened thousands of miles away, and I’ll never meet them or their families. But I was very moved to see, live on the evening news, a miner emerging to hug his wife and small son.

So why is it that we are all so hooked on the mine rescue, when we find it hard to care about climate change? After all, the miners’ misfortunes, dramatic though they were, are nothing compared to the likely human cost of climate change, as shown most » Continue Reading.