Seems climate denialism is a tougher nut to crack than we might have hoped.
HSBC has reportedly suspended a senior banker who had accused central bankers and policymakers of overstating the financial risks of climate change. They were, Stuart Kirk opined, guilty of trying to “out-hyperbole the next guy”.
“There was always some nut job telling me about the end of the world,” Kirk explained at a Financial Times “Moral Money” event last week. He also referred to climate warnings – which have been backed by, you know, science – as “shrill”.
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