Global warming, one day at a time

In this video presentation, Dan Gilbert presents four features that threats must have for humans to react to them decisively and instantly. These are:

  1. a face
  2. violation of moral sensibility
  3. clear and present danger
  4. fast rate of change

We don’t recognise climate change as something to fear because it isn’t a grinning pervert rushing at us with a hatchet. And it’s at times like this that I wish I had a talent for cartooning.

(With thanks to Cassandra’s Legacy.)

93.4% of global warming is going into the oceans; yet skeptics focus on the 2.3% that's going into the atmosphere.

Where global warming is going (and where skeptics think it’s going)

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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4 Responses to Global warming, one day at a time

  1. Eric Alagan says:

    Good point – he should be rushing at us with a chainsaw – naw, that wouldn’t work either!


  2. penpusherpen says:

    mayhap carrying both a chainsaw and a hatchet, and saying ‘here comes Johnny?’ … (that gave me nightmares for years) … BUT you’re so right, a faceless fear, and one which is so easily scoffed at and dismissed as over imaginative, which also doesn’t immediately poke you in the eye.. Well, ’tisn’t a threat then is it?… xPenx


  3. judyinalaska says:

    Then I guess the job of environmental activists should be to convince us that global warming really DOES fall into one or all of those categories. (they’ve convinced me already but I’m a rarity in the red state I live in)


  4. Wyrd Smythe says:

    Atomic power, global warming, threat of asteroids… global intelligence tests courtesy of Mother Nature. We squeaked by, sort of, on the first one. Looks like we’re headed for a failing grade on the second one.

    Asteroids: Mother Nature’s way of asking, “How’s that space program coming along?”


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