Screw the Polar Bears

By Ben Cohen

George Monbiot thinks there are more important things to worry about:

Can we please stop talking about the bloody polar bears?

Climate change


is not – or not only – about polar bears. It is not – or not only –


about the Arctic, or the Amazon, or the oceans. It is not – or not only


– about the future. This is about everything and everyone. It’s about


every ecosystem on earth. It’s about everyone who lives there. It’s


about people like us, who love their children and value their own lives


as much as we do. We don’t need totemic animals or a deep green


spiritual awakening. We just need to act on what we know.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.