A very good video on the gulf that exists between the climate science experts and the general population in terms of awareness and alarm regarding anthropogenic climate change:
(from a comment on a P3 thread)
The essence of this impending calamity is, more than anything else, a story of betrayal: betrayal of a naively trusting population by its political leaders and even more by its news media. When the denial of this crisis is finally seen to be as implausible and ludicrous as it already is, it may be too late. It may be too late already to avoid truly terrible consequences, but we must remember that it is a question of degree and there are degrees of terrible. So just because we can’t avoid terrible altogether does not mean we should give up on avoiding horrifically terrible.
Now I feel I must offer an antidote to the rather bleak picture I just painted above. This uplifting video offers us some hope:
Because, you know what? We can change the world. And maybe we will.