The difference is crucial
A new study suggests that climate change gives bad weather upheaval too. That could very well be, but the two can be distinguished easily.
If our weather would get 2, 3, or 4 degrees hotter on average, we can live with that. We’ll adapt.
But it gets really serious if more than 2 degrees elevation means that all polar ice melts, the permafrost defrosts, and huge sections of the earth suddenly receive no precipitation anymore. That would make us extinct.
This is a complication in educating the public on climate disaster. Everyone can see (and billions do feel) the heatwaves now ravaging China, North America, and Europe. Thousands will die from it. It’s easy to grasp.
Yet, the real danger, endangering human survival, is much more abstract. It’s hard to imagine the world’s ice melting in record amounts and time, while it’s happening. No number of pictures will convince too many in this era overshadowed by lies and deceit.
And to really get enough change fast enough, we need the public.
This is the flow chart: scientists mobilize the public. The public forces the politicians. The politicians force the wealthy to stop the pollution.
So, tell everyone: tornadoes, heatwaves, and tropical downpours around the globe are bad. But they’re child’s play compared to the climate scare.
It’s a good time to be or become an activist.