[ExI] Evolving conservatism (was: far future)

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sat Jan 11 17:47:28 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 5:13 PM, Eric Messick <eric at m056832107.syzygy.com>wrote
> The first thing to come to mind is climate change in the form of ice
> ages.  My impression is that such changes involved massive die offs,
> until only those following new ways survived.  The old ways which had
> been proven to succeed were now failing.
> An interesting way to trick our conservative sense might involve the
> media.  Since people hear news reports from a much wider area now,
> they believe that events that are reported (like crime) are becoming
> more prevalent, when the actual trend is the reverse.  Perhaps media
> reports of impending climactic disaster will convince people that the
> old ways are leading to our doom, and we should try new ways.  It
> actually feels as if there are people trying this, but the conservatives
> are still not budging.  I'm not sure I like the idea of even more
> biased news reporting, though.

### Wait, anthropogenic climate change killing humanity through an ice age,
not through global warming? Did I understand you correctly?

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