When People Have Raincoats They Are Not Afraid of the Rain
When people hear:
The discomfort from these problems is like getting wet in the rain and needing to wear a raincoat.
When people think about their kids' experience of these problems, it is as if they too will get wet and have to wear raincoats. Parents believe this because they did not hear us say, "this rain is in the form of a tsunami. It drowns everything in its path."
They did not hear us say, "During our kids' lifetime:
"Climate change" means
"Environmental destruction" means
What we thought we told them was, "A tsunami is coming and it will break everything." And what they heard was "It's going to rain on our kids. They will get wet and have to wear raincoats."
Maybe the broadcast mode of communication; the sounds we make in our books and talks and editorials and even in our classrooms, does not sound like the words "A tsunami is coming. It will break everything." Our broadcast, mixed with all the other broadcasts, sounds like "it going to rain. Get your raincoat."
If we want them to hear
Maybe their best trusted friend will have to whisper it in their ear over an over until they see ...
Then, they might take the behavior they have already rejected -- rapid population decline, -- and "Change the Course."