We get one shot at life and we get it on this one planet. Carl Sagan famously wrote in Pale Blue Dot, “The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.”
By ignoring our role in climate change we are not just ignoring reality, we are kneeling before and bowing our heads to the same willful ignorance that has driven religion from one generation to the next. And I, for one, refuse to bend my knee to any ignorance — be it rooted in religion or elsewhere.