There's a fantasy that once climate apocalypse begin to directly affect comfortable deniers they'll realize the truth and be ashamed, but the fact that during devastating fires people went out hunting for fictional antifa arsonists shows what will actually happen instead
— Gautham Thomas (@gautham_t) September 10, 2020
This is somethng I was very wrong about: years ago I thought that once climate change really started fucking places up, as it’s doing now, people would grasp its reality and change their minds and their behaviors.
I was utterly delusional. That’s not what people will do. What they will in fact do is to look for someone else on which to pin blame, still downplay the actuality and effects of climate change, and then live in denial until they die. This is the reality. They’d willingly sacrifice themselves and their own children rather than recognize any reality.
I hope evolution does better on the next round than this whole Homo sapiens thing. Total failure there.