• @JacobCoffinWrites
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    6910 months ago

    Honestly watching people deny that COVID was real as it happened around them in real time kind of drove home to me that there was no way they’d recognize climate change. The longer time scale, and the fact that it’s more difficult to link a specific disaster to a specific cause (vs uncle bob coughed on someone, then they went to the hospital and died) I think means climate change will be hard mode.

    • @GCanuck@lemmy.world
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      10 months ago

      Climate change has been hard mode for 3 decades now. And that was only when the scientists could get the media attention to run with it. It’s been a hard sell since we tried to first convince people that maybe we shouldn’t dump raw sewage into our drinking water.

      • RozaŭtunoOP
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        910 months ago

        Are you implying that not drinking poop water will solve cholera? Oh you scientians.

    • HobbitFoot
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      1810 months ago

      Yeah. You hear stories about dancing plagues or witch trials and you think that humanity had gotten over that part. We’re somewhat more enlightened.

      Then this shit happens.