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What story to tell about climate ?
An important issue is whether should we tell it (climate future) as we see it, or make the story worse for self-aggrandizement or to scare others into action ? Or to focus on positive lines of action to encourage their participation? Part of the more negatively inclined cite the observation that many seize on positive paths in order to say”See, it’s all gonna be alright” and act not. We need the philosophers, poets, novelists, and historians to advise us. But where are they? As it is both the positive inclined and the negative folks are basically being accused of bad faith, and are demotivating on both sides. It may be that both negative views and positive ones are de-motivating.
.Psychology can be suggestive about what motivates people to work harder, but climate conversations are hard since we in fact don’t know what is possible. Strong thinking for many (I doubt the existence 100% mentioned above) led to the view that we cannot make it. Part of their argument is “ But how many would it take, who mines the iron and high-grade silicon now needed and transportation costs?” No good answers, and so on with example after example of plans that are not vetted as to cost, scale, co2 production in the manufacturing.