Yes, I realize that.
I am not optimistic about diverse life on earth surviving this human induced nightmare----and I agree with thsanyal above re: "growth".
the action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue.
If there ever was an issue (besides nuclear annihilation) that humans should be afraid of it is the fact that we are now in uncharted territory with co2 levels (over 400 ppm) and we are on the path to losing the planet’s cooling system: the Arctic Ice.
There SHOULD be alarm about this issue. There are still deniers which truly boggles the mind.
Fear mongering-----many say it doesn’t work (http://bigthink.com/age-of-engagement/study-finds-that-fear-wont-dont-do-it-why-most-efforts-at-climate-change-communication-might-actually-backfire
What the hell does work?
Calmly presenting the science hasn’t worked.
Books like Joe Romm’s: Language Intelligence: Lessons on Persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga haven’t worked.
In any case, it is my belief that MSM and alternative media “fear mongering” has been minimal given the fact that many scientists are AFRAID to tell the truth about human induced climate change:
What works? Tragically we’ve run out of time to spend analyzing what works and what doesn't work. It appears nothing works for a critical mass of people (too many people) to stop this runaway train. And I think it’s time to toss out the notion of “political will”. That is right up there with "holding elected officials feet to the fire".
From Climate change link above:
“Professor Wadhams has concluded that there is now so much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that dangerous warming is inevitable unless more drastic action is taken. He says reducing emissions will help, along with planting forests, but it will never be enough.
“What is needed is something that has not been invented yet − a large-scale method of passing air through a machine and taking out the carbon dioxide,” he says.
“In the long run, only by taking carbon out of the air can we hope to get the concentrations down enough to save us from dangerous climate change.”