Cinedigm has acquired all North American distribution rights to “Visitors," the non
-spoken narrative film from director Godfrey Reggio, composer Philip Glass andfilmmaker Jon Kane. Steven Soderberg....~
“A Green Wager”
….. for many years, Weitzman has also been working on environmental economics and most
recently, in a series of widely cited academic papers, on the economics of global warming; themost famous, on the "Economics of Catastrophic Climate Change."
Weitzman's central idea is not unlike the legendary bet proposed by the 16th century Catholic French philosopher Blaise Pascal. One way to interpret Pascal's argument: even if you think thelikelihood of God's existence is vanishingly small, the cost if you're wrong - eternal damnation -is infinitely high. An infinite cost times even a tiny probability is still ... an infinite cost.So you make a finite investment by believing in God and acting accordingly in order to avoid an infinite cost. To put it another way, you're obliged, mathematically, to make the investment in
Certain events, however unlikely you think they may be, could have such enormousconsequences, you just can't take the chance of letting them happen
The bottom line is that if we continue on a business-as-usual trajectory, then there is some
of a catastrophic climate outcome materializing at some future time.