Comment 60406

By jasonaallen (registered) - website | Posted February 28, 2011 at 15:38:07

I have always said that people don't come to conclusions about 'big ticket' items (such as Capital Punishment, Left vs. Right politics, Gay Marriage, Climate Change etc) based on a logical review of the facts, and a carefully thought out decision-making process.

They make an emotional decision, and then scramble to find the 'facts' to back it up.

In the end, I think one thing the Transition movement does well is understand that it's not graphs and charts and figures that will convince people, it's a good narrative, and putting everyday experience into the big picture context of what we are undoubtedly living through.

For some, though, even the good narrative won't be enough, which is no reason to give up trying to get the message across to those who will listen. 10 years ago, Peak Oil was the domain of a lunatic fringe, but as more people opened their eyes to what was really going on, it has become more and more accepted.

In the end, I think RTH is on the right track in terms of a slow and steady banging of the drum.

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