On Feb 16, 6:55 am, "Larry Hammick" <larryhamm...@telus.net> wrote: > "Baron" <nos...@invalid.com> wrote in message > > news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > > Wall Street Journal Feb 16, 2010 > > > The Continuing Climate Meltdown > > >http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870363040457505378146577... > > IPCC and Jones foretold flood, famine, pestilence -- it's a scandal of > Biblical proportions. > > LH
Change is all about pain.
I read a story once where a man was on a burning oil platform in the North Atlantic during a winter storm. A rescue boat was bobbing below on huge swells. The man was 100 feet ( about 30.5 meters) up. He jumped and somehow was rescued. When asked why he jumped he said that the pain from the heat of the fire was too much to take.
It is only when thresholds of pain are exceeded that people, organizations, and societies change.
So if you are an advocate and you want change than you have to paint the dire consequences of not changing. Otherwise, forget it.
Note that highly successful individuals and organizations tend to have a low threshold of pain. If a stock isn't performing they dump it for one that is.
The corollary is also true. People and organizations with a high threshold of pain tend to be very unsuccessful.
People need to become much more aware of the con artists. Be skeptical, apply the scientific method, independently verify claims.