Given that some are promoting a despicable book about Michael Mann (you can read Greg Laden or Sou’s posts if you want some context) I thought I might post this recent Bill Maher interview with Michael Mann. It’s short and doesn’t cover very much, but it is interesting, a little amusing, and Michael Mann makes some very good points.
The only thing I will comment on is a very good point made by Bill Maher. You regularly hear people suggesting that some clever person will come up with solutions to the various problems that we face. Well, this is nice and optimistic, but this optimism is largely worthless if people aren’t actually trying to address these issues. The way we will solve these problems is by actually trying to do so, not by being confident that someone else will do so.