Give the premise that humans are merely evolved animals (the 99% chimpanzee schtick*), it is hard to see how a fight against global warming (if it exists and however caused) would not devolve into a morass of oppression.
After all, our behaviour is ruled by selfish genes which mechanically replicate themselves. That process creates the illusion of purpose.
So if the chatterati who take Darwin (and Dawkins) for granted also want to remake the world to “fight anthropogenic global warming,” their cause will mainly turn out to be helpful to the “alpha apes.” And that would be nature unfolding as it simply must.
In the Hobbesian war of all against all, there is no appeal to ethics, which are one of many illusions.
If we’re specks on a speck revolving around a speck in a speck embedded in specklessness, why care? “Care” is a joke. We suck.
True, but alpha apes of “concern” do care. They care about making other people serve and obey them, and coming out ahead. They may choose to “do good” to feel good about themselves, somewhat like social grooming. But that is all. And we’ll be seeing plenty of that stuff in the days to come.
See also: Breaking, breaking: Chimpanzees steal and don’t care how crime affects the neighbourhood
* But see: Genomics scientist Jeffrey Tompkins takes issue with BioLogos’ we are 98% chimpanzee claim.
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