In this video presentation, Dan Gilbert presents four features that threats must have for humans to react to them decisively and instantly. These are:
- a face
- violation of moral sensibility
- clear and present danger
- 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.)