Climate Fear

“In the case of climate communications there is strong evidence that messages dependent on anticipatory fear are often rejected. Those disposed to believe them may actively ignore them in order to defend themselves against anxiety.” (http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2987866/how_the_remainers_got_it_so_wrong_the_lessons_of_climate_change_campaigning.html)

We’re more afraid of our fear of climate change than of climate change itself.
Somewhere in that suicidally neurotic irony must lie a strategy… Or at least the word ‘ridiculous’. (‘Ridiculous clinatey’ for anagram fans, and I shall figure out what ‘clinatey’ means; it could be the key to all this…)

Advertisements

Deep-fried

Crayfish “are more comfortable in darker water. After giving [them] a series of mild electric shocks … [they] hardly entered the lit paths of the aquarium at all. … The creatures responded positively to chlordiazepoxide (CDZ), a drug used to treat anxiety in humans. Treated crustaceans lost their nerves” (http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jun/13/crayfish-feel-stress-claim-scientists)

Stunning and chilling.