Why when so much is at stake?

Thanks to everybody who has joined Twenty Years son facebook so far. Please spread word. The thing that interests me is why when you meet people, except complete dotties, nobody thinks climate change isn’t a great threat or that automation won’t decimate the workforce or that we couldn’t have another 2008 crash or that half the world’s species is not going to be lost, but they won’t do anything about it while there is still time, even though it is their children who will inherit all this. Yet most reasonable people aren’t stupid, they’re not completely selfish, they don’t think scientists don’t know what they are talking about, they are concerned about the future of their children. Why then, when so much is at stake, ar they so inert and apathetic? I try to address this issue in chapter 6 of Our Terrible/Wonderful Future.




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  1. Hi Tom, just read ‘Our Terrible/Wonderful Future’. Thank you for it. My latest post on is in part a response to it. I think the trick is to start living the ‘wonderful’ bit now, ourselves, without waiting for politicians or anyone else. Once they see it can be done, they might well climb on the bandwagon!

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