Matt Yglesias asks for the elite to step up on doing the right thing about climate change and to stop playing games with the world's future. After all, everyone's descendants will be affected. But so often there seems to be something in our culture (and with its elite) that believes that only looking out for your immediate gain counts. Our times are calling for humans all over the world to rise above their basest instincts and immediate desires, and to find the capacity to demonstrate civil courage and honestly deal with climate change. Because how we face this challenge will ultimately define who we are.