So here's the thing: all scientists who don't work for corporations that have a vested interest in smog-belching energy are saying the world is going to end if we don't do something. I get that not everyone is as radical as me, but really, if the oceans are drying up and California and Australia are burning to the ground, isn't a f*cking carbon tax a bit... moderate? Wouldn't any properly functioning society have knocked over all the smoke stacks and crushed all the cars a long time ago?
Skip to 5:40 where they debate global warming. That sceptic on there... that's not a man who has been convinced by evidence that climate change is a hoax, that's a man speaking out of hostility towards scientists and environmentalists. In fact, we had a thread in gen chat a few months ago about members of Green Peace being arrested in Russia, and basically every response consisted of "f*ck those hippies, I hope they rot!" Why the hostility?
Honestly, I agree with commentators that say we're in the midst of a "Green Scare." There's real hatred of environmentalists and their "climate scams" with very little discussion of actual evidence. "Eco-terrorists" are often given outrageous sentences, and when depicted in fiction they're shown as outrageously violent towards humans but protective of the earth and animals, to the point of being unhinged. There's a general narrative in our society that environmentalists act of some "love of mother earth" or want to "give back to Gaia" or some other less than agreeable hippy bullsh*t rather than wanting their society to be clean, sustainable, safe and still around in a hundred years.
How do we combat this hostility and wilful ignorance?