It’s not that the change is bad. But I don’t like the way they are going about it.

Fear keeps people listening to authority.
IN the USA, the voice of authority is science and the news.
This does not mean that either is lying.
But the presentation takes advantage of the ease of emotional manipulation in humans in order to promote change.

There was a TV commercial for an animal rights group a few years ago. It had the pictures of the sad dogs and cats and a song- Arms of an Angel playing. It was a very successful ad campaign, generating 42 million dollars for the cause.

But from the moment I saw it, I turned it off.

Why?

I felt the emotional manipulation. I started to feel excess sympathy for pictures of animals based on the appeal of a song.

I happen to be against animal cruelty.

But I am also against emotional manipulation.

Such is similar with the presentation of climate change.

I believe something is happening. But the appeal to emotions by way of statistics combined with a “we must act NOW before it’s too late!” appeal drives people to change.

It’s not that the change is bad.

But I don’t like the way they are going about it.

Not at all.

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