"Overheated" Discussion on Forum

Perhaps this is a bit heavy for a first-ever blog entry on what is going to be a sometimes fun and frivolous real estate and lifestyle blog, but I also hope to weave in meaningful and thought-provoking posts like this - especially ones pertaining to the environment. 

As I was driving around today, I was listening to a discussion with Andrew Guzman about his new book, "Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change" on NPR's Forum

Guzman's message is somewhere along the lines of, "if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." His book takes a stab at predicting the outcomes and human cost of climate change if current trends remain unchanged. His book (which, full disclosure, I have yet to read) is difficult to swallow and is controversial on both sides (those who believe deeply that climate change is happening and due to human behavior and those who remain unconvinced) of the debate because it is hard-hitting and some would even say, alarmist. 

Discussions of climate change have become so politicized that even the indoctrinated are concerned that this type of book will only further polarize the two sides of the debate and halt the claiming of a middle ground. It's a fascinating discussion and one that I waiver on. On the one-hand, I'm a huge fan of the unvarnished truth - particularly when it comes to something as critical as the health of our planet.  But on the other hand, I understand the need for diplomacy in order to get buy-in from ALL stakeholders in order to effect real change.  I would love to hear your thoughts! 

Source: http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201302210900