The post on the front page of the NYT today about the National Climate Assessment is sobering. Accepting that there is little to nothing we can do about the effects already baked into the climate makes it seem that much more important that as a society we attempt to mitigate the worst potential effects of climate change. I pondered a few months ago if nihilism would be a major driving factor in our behaviors. I think it is more likely than hedonism. Climate change will be such a slow, creeping influence on our lives that people might be more likely to despair than decide to indulge every impulse. Maybe it’s time to invest in entertainment companies and phamaceutical companies.