Tommy Cookers wrote:truly I am distressed that young people (who traditionally are sceptical of everything they are told) ......
now believe everything pessimistic and defeatist they are told (by people whose power depends on being believed)
notorious socio-political episodes of the 20th century all started this way (lies, at the time apparently justified by 'the cause')
That´s the problem, nowadays people know people in charge always have hidden interests wich don´t usually serve common interests, so you can´t rely on them. But those pessimistics and defeatists you´re talking about are not that same people in charge, but different people with not so obvious hidden interests, wich means their credibility is way higher, ergo most people believe those pessimistic and defeatists theories.
Specially when you see the climate change yourself, you read reports all around about how fast ice on poles is defrosting, or how fast forests or Amazon are dissapearing, or how harmful is air on cities due to fossil fuels.
Theories stop being theories when someone prove it in real world, and we all are seeing how those pessimistic and defeatists theories are becoming real. Poles defrosting, forests dissapearing, air becoming harmful, climate becoming most extreme each year... those are not theories anymore
Now add even people in charge agree we should do something asap
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... g-day-live