Comment 5810

By rusty (registered) - website | Posted March 10, 2007 at 18:23:28

dermot,

good points. But remember we are dealing with human nature here. If I know something is going to leave me feeling depressed I'm not going to subject myself to it (after all, if I want to be depressed, I'll go to work...)

One of the contrasts between today and 1930 (and 79AD for that matter) is that today we have almost TOO MUCH information. Perversely it seems that this abundance of opinion may be making some of us less inclined to pay attention to it...

I think the other point that Howell, and perhaps these other critics, are making is that much of the information presented in this movie is already known. While there may be some facts here and there that help to inform us the central theme that 'we're screwed' and 'it's all our fault' continues to be made over and over on this and other climate change related issues. This makes people jaded and more inclined to 'switch off' Ultimately, when looking at the movie - or any kind of commentary - we have to ask ourselves: Are we learning anything new here? Shouting the warnings is all well and good but if folks have heard them before they are not going to listen just because you are shouting them louder. You have to change the way you communicate.

Cheers

Ben

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