First they renamed global warming “climate change”. Now, when the majority of voters could not care less, a Huffington Post columnist thinks that replacing climate change with “massive worldwide death machine” or “crazy killer weather” will do the trick. And if this does not scare people enough, the writer thinks that “maybe we need to tell a few lies”:
In order to avoid catastrophic climate change it’s essential that we act now, but that small fact hasn’t stopped it slipping down and off the list of what’s important to the majority of voters. […]
Another problem is that most of us only care about what’s happening day to day, and not at all about anything that hasn’t happened yet on a big enough scale to really effect us, no matter certain it seems.
In order for us to start acting on climate change then, maybe we need to tell a few lies.