Saturday, August 11, 2012

The planet burns and nobody gives a damn

Above, you see the results of a search by Google Trends of the term "Global Warming". You get the same results if you seek for "climate change" or similar terms. The recent heat wave in the US, thr melting of ice in Greenland, the loss of Arctic ice; nothing seems to have stirred the interest of the public in the climate issue.

On the contrary, if you search "Trends" for such terms as "drought", you see very well the recent spike in interest. Look at this

So, people perceive that something is wrong, but they just can't connect the dots. I guess that one day, in the future, someone will wonder about the reasons of such a massive failure of our civilization to understand what was happening.

(via "Resistance is Futile")


Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome, faculty member of the University of Florence, and the author of "Extracted" (Chelsea Green 2014), "The Seneca Effect" (Springer 2017), and Before the Collapse (Springer 2019)