Bummer: Climate Change “probably the largest science communication failure in history”

The Cult of Climastrology has been pushing anthropogenic global warming/climate change for well over 25 years. They are backed by governments around the world, along with a compliant media. The US government spends tens of billions yearly. In 2013 alone, it was estimated they would piss away $22 billion. Around the world, one report showed they spent $359 billion. It will supposedly cost $1.5 trillion yearly to reduce the global temperature by 1/20th of a degree Celsius by 2030. This doesn’t even really account for all the money spent for “spreading awareness”.

It’s taught in schools. If you consider indoctrination “teaching”. Activists browbeat companies to implement “green” initiatives. Yet

(CBC) Most climate change scientists have been trying to convince people with actual science: evidence of melting glaciers, rising sea levels, endangered polar bears.

Experts hope painting a grim picture of the future will get people to change their behaviour. But for many of us, it may actually do the opposite.

“The underlying story of climate communications has been the story of catastrophe and apocalypse,” Norwegian psychologist Per Espen Stoknes says on a visit to California.

His book What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming addresses the psychology behind the inaction on global warming.

He calls it “probably the largest science communication failure in history” because climate change has come up against an equally powerful force: human nature.

“The trouble with mainstream conventional climate communication is that it rubs up against the psychology of our brain,” Stoknes says.

What he’s complaining about is the so-called focus on telling people about the science of climate change, along with the massive doom and gloom. What does he want instead?

He says the only way to convince people to act is to forgo much of the doom and gloom and paint a more positive picture of a green future.

He also wants to make it fun and easy

“We must make it a lot simpler for people to act climate-friendly, and we need to tell better stories that create a longing and a vision for where we want to go for a low-carbon society: it’s fun, it’s smart, it’s more conducive to human interactions,” Stocknes says.

Good luck with all that. It is hardwired into the psyche of Warmists to trot out fables of doom and gloom. And, it’s rather hard to tell a rosy picture of a green future of people seeing their cost of living spike while they deal with unreliable energy, rolling brownouts, and freezing during the winter because energy is scarce. Not too mention that the Government will have an oversized footprint in how we conduct our lives.

We can have a better green future. But, the way of the Warmist is not one that will satisfy anyone.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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