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How do I get people to care about climate change as much as COVID?

Posted On: 9 Jul 2020   |   Posted By: Grist

Q. Dear Umbra,
Is there a way to re-engage people who used to be active in our online climate group but don't seem as eager to participate lately?
- Regretting Ever Playing Leader, Yikes
A. Dear REPLY, 2020 has brought a host of new preoccupations to the average Fretting Hour (which, by my account, occurs anywhere between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.). Here we go: pandemic, pandemic-driven recession, complete inability of government to actually address pandemic, resurgence of pandemic, police brutality, further violence stemming from response to protests against police brutality, the increasingly apparent incompetence and cruelty of the country's leaders, the impending opportunity to elect new , ostensibly more competent and less cruel leaders, and all the aforementioned factors that might make that opportunity go horribly, horribly wrong.
So yes, climate change remains one of the biggest upcoming and ongoing threats out there, but if I'm being honest, trying to get people to devote significant mental attention...

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