Politicians and activists on the Left often portray climate change as a risk so big that it threatens to cause the human race to go extinct. Logically this means that:
- If I have to choose between stopping climate change and supporting unions... I stop climate change.
- Inequality vs. climate change? Climate change.
- Preventing charter schools vs. climate change? Climate change.
- Affirmative action vs. climate change? Climate change.
In other words, it should logically be better to concede every single non-climate policy question to the Right, in order to adopt legislation required to prevent climate change. After all, it's better to live in a world entirely dominated by Right wing policies than to not live at all. But instead we constantly see the Left demanding both climate change to be stopped and various Left-wing policies to be adopted at the same time. I.e. Ontario had a "buy local" provision as part of their solar power program to support local unions, which is counter-intuitive if your primary goal is to fight climate change at all cost.
So why aren't we seeing this in practice? Does the Left not genuinely believe in climate change being a catastrophic risk to the planet? Why squabble over union rights if the fate of humanity is at stake?