Snow Los Angeles.jpgClearly the biggest problem in getting humans to deal with global warming in a timely manner is in making it real enough now for those with enough power and informed vision to change its dismal and unequivocal dark vision of our future, while there is still time to change things for the better.

This is difficult while we still live in this relatively normal world, where the majority of bad global warming related things still happen to the minority of people on this planet and where the frequency of global changing disasters still hasn't deviated sufficiently or quickly enough to finally get humanity's attention.
There's that old saw: If you put a frog in boiling water, it will jump out. But if you put a frog in tepid water and slowly raise the temperature around it to boiling, it will boil to death. But of course humans are much smarter than frogs...aren't they?
What I propose to accomplish this quantum leap of human consciousness raising, when it comes to global warming and its ever increasing life threatening effects, is in creating a reality today that closely approximates what places will look like on earth, once global warming goes into irreversible high gear in the next few years.
As weird as it might initially seem, this could be accomplished by building a theme park or series of theme parks in various cities around the world modeled and constructed on the clear, mounting, and uncontradicted scientific evidence that already describes in great detail what various places on earth will be like in the not too distant future. Like the different lands at Disneyland, this nightmare Global Warming Theme Park could have different lands that show what well known places on earth might be like in 20 years, 50 years, or 100 years, if we continue unabated to allow the uncontrolled use of carbon based energy sources.
Listen, if Richard Branson and Virgin are able to get people to pay $250,000 for several minutes in space, don't you think a whole lot more people would pay a whole lot less to travel to a future uninhabited planet called earth at a Global Warming Theme Park?
So that the Global Warming Theme Park isn't too much of a downer, one final land in the theme park might show just what earth could look like, if we ever decided to pragmatically put humanity's future before short term corporate profit that still doesn't take into consideration the real cost of what we presently produce and consume from neutral in nature to neutral in nature, which should be required by law.
If we could build an atomic bomb with 1940s technology, does anybody really doubt that we could relatively easily address global warming with the extraordinary scientific knowledge we already have today, but don't use?

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