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  •  I think we need to change the visuals now. (8+ / 0-)

    There's enough dead crops, people crying as they're displaced by wildfires, and time-lapse pictures of glaciers in our national parks to start making it more personal and less polar bear.

    Nice diary!

    vigilant COYB - Who are ya Van Persie?

    by GoGoGoEverton on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 08:59:53 AM PDT

    •  Kellogs Corn Flakes is the new mascot (8+ / 0-)

      I've always thought that polar bears were a crappy mascot for global warming. Most people have never seen one, and will never give a crap if they won't have the chance in the future.

      But the real impact of climate change, the one that will hit everybody, is in widespread crop failure, like we're seeing this year. Corn and corn products are something everybody is intimately familiar with, and they're taking a big hit right now. That's a message with potential impact.

    •  Interesting observation. I tend to agree with you (4+ / 0-)

      Let nature make the visuals.  There are certainly enough dramatic pictures to be had from all the weird weather around the country and the world.  That pictoral will run on autopilot.  

      Those of us advocating for effective and immediate action to address the problem need to present a brighter future, rally for the cause for love of country, rally for the cause for a brighter future for you and your children message.  Positive change for a more secure, prosperous, healthier life.  Forget the "you have to give up" message and begin to voice the "change to gain" message.  

      If we really want to straighten out all this crap we need to really think about shit!

      by John Crapper on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 09:08:34 AM PDT

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      •  I think that's right (5+ / 0-)

        There needs to be a call to action and a sense of hope.  

        I think Bill does a great job treading that line between communicating doom and leaving room for hope - so thank you, Bill.

        We also need people to know exactly what policies to lobby for, actions to take, efforts to support. (I hope to address some of that when I post tomorrow, but others do too.)

        “Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.” -- FDR, 1936

        by SolarMom on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 09:16:50 AM PDT

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      •  I think it would be cool to hear from, in one (0+ / 0-)

        of these series, from designer(s) of energy saving products, systems, homes, etc. Human beings are powerfully affected by visuals. It's primal. Visuals are a more direct line into the subconscious, and every successful advertiser knows it. So do most revolutions- look at the fabulous graphics of Occupy. We shouldn't  hesitate to dive into the visuals just because we're all politics nerds.

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