The Huffington Post thinks we’ve all been keeping our climate alarmist views in the closet. Apparently we’re all quietly worried, but we lack the courage to face our friends, and admit our guilty secret.
…if the vast majority of Americans are still not even talking about climate change, we will never break through these obstacles and put irresistible pressure on Congress and every other opponent to stop fighting all reasonable actions to combat climate change and finally take positive action-for the sake of their own children and grandchildren if no one else’s.
So how does this change? How do we change it?
As I have written elsewhere, the model of gay and lesbian Americans “coming out” is a good one. Not perfect but we don’t need perfect. We need action. And what gays and lesbians proved is that one-on-one communication is a deeply powerful tool for creating social change.
The teenager, the mother, the husband, the actress, the Congressman, the Olympian, the football star-all the many people who said simply, “I’m gay,” changed the world. Their world, and our world. By making their issue personal, and taking one small brave step, they moved hearts and minds that may never have opened and changed in any other way.
That is what I believe all of us who are concerned about climate change need to do–in addition to all the other necessary political and practical actions.
For once I’m at a bit of a loss to know what to say. The Huff Post article, which conflates sexual freedom and climate alarmism, has got to be one of the strangest and most desperate theories I have ever read, for why nobody talks about climate change.