Futurama is accurate… sometimes… On the effects of greenhouse gases (back in the 90s) and the reboot that contains the story of how the moon was created and how the earth will be destroyed. It’s pretty amazing how Matt Groening can imitate life sometimes.
@Oldmacs The prevailing attitude in Australia and the United States disturbs me. We don’t give a rats arse even if it were real because bogans and rednecks who get their news from Sky News or Fox, or in the case of Australia, both… It doesn’t matter… The fact that they gave a license to Sky to broadcast news in general in Australia is disturbing when there is next to no newsworthy journalism (using the term loosely) on that station. Rupert’s plans to brainwash the masses are real and self-evident.
Anyone who can stand in the face of incontrovertible evidence of the damage we’re doing to the environment and come up with some BS excuse for what they’ve always done (for example: it’s always happened) is an idiot in a peanut gallery. Unfortunately, you just have to learn a lesson I’m not very good at. You won’t change people’s opinions, people have to want to change themselves. No amount of speaking to them politely or even yelling at them will change them.
With regard to your argument, that’s some pretty complex reasoning dude and you’re right, unfortunately, we haven’t reached the tipping point and like the 1950s with smoking we haven’t reached the tipping point yet of mass-market adoption and no amount of “surgeon general’s warnings” will fix that.
Future generations will look back on us like we do then of some kind of stupid if we survive long enough. Gen Y and Gen Z already are for the most part, unfortunately, the younger people of our generations haven’t embraced the power they have. We are part of the “stupid generation” who thinks that “voting isn’t cool man…”
It’s also in the DNA of the Liberal Party to trash anything progressive and as a person with an “invisible” disability who is out of the closet with regard to the impacts of panic, anxiety, and depression as a psychosocial disability I get to witness it first hand as they now set their hands on trashing the NDIS from the inside out by creating a $4.6 billion dollar surplus out of underfunding the NDIA, NDIS, and deliberately not providing the right support plans to those who need it more than I do in the community (as a person who is still capable of complex reasoning).