I spend money on my education in this field, hope to work in that area in the near future and contribute to worthy causes with my skills and knowledge. That's the most I can do. That and accepting the challenges at hand and leaving my personal bubble of complacency.
Im gonna talk to you about this issue for a moment as Ifeel you may be trying to do more than shoot your bottle rocket. I believe things like this:
Ignorance is bliss, I guess.
Will always be your biggest obstacle. The divisive mocking that creates two "teams" that argue like children with neither side listening....and the idea that people who arent terribly concerned simply dont know enough to be.
I will grant you this....
Most people in the world will never ever ever bother to look into any of this and even those in "developed" countries will mostly ignore it.
So ignorance is something you just have to accept. So "Ignorance is bliss" would be fair to say to many. And some are just...idiots.
Me....no matter what you may think of my thoughts on this I am no doubt more willing and able to look into it than most and I am above average intelligence. Not much to brag about but....lets be real. The average is not very high when you still have a huge chunk of the world doubting evolution.
Non republican(I hate that opinions on this issue are so politicized but...just being real)
Educated(not that I had much interest in the field in question)
Generally concerned about the well being of my fellow man
Reasonably sure hurricanes are not caused by gay marriage.
A lover of most aspects of science
Have little doubt that when people who devote their lives to it tell me the climate is changing...that it probably is.
Ive been reading links and watching clips and movies and hearing various people talk up the issue for over 15 years. Ive been arguing about it here for over 10. I am not new to this issue.
If a man like me...does not care. What hope do you have of reaching the average american or citizen of the world?
My question is this...why...do you think climate change(when exactly did we stop saying global warming by the way) is low on my list of day to day concerns.
If you are serious about making a difference you must know that apathy is probably your biggest obstacle. So your type need to figure out why people dont care. And especially why people who are reasonably informed of what is going on...dont care.
So tell me please...why do you think someone like me...is not terribly concerned?
If you are gonna just give me a "U dumb...lol!" just give me that and ill assume you are less serious than I thought and leave you to it. I imagine someone making a life out of this knows that indifference is at least one of the biggest problems. So lets talk about that.
I'll listen. Lets see what you think.