Scientists: We're fucking doomed.
Idiot op-ed writer in the Star: But windmills are ugly, and I like my big house in the country!
You either grok in your bones that we're in survival mode, or you don't. 75% of people, minimum, just don't. So long as they think we're still in debate, our fates are still grim.
If I make it to the current average lifespan, I expect to see a very, very grim part of human history.