Positioning these people as a great evil gives them too much power, and they become too frighteningly big and remote to tackle.
They are caught in the runaway train of bureaucracy, their lives and careers have revolved around policies, laws and negotiations, it's difficult to change their perception of how the world must function, even in dire circumstances.
The truth is the precarious future we face is too great for even the men and women in power to contemplate, and change. They must be desperately thinking, how do we prepare for the inevitable disasters we face, while maintaining life as usual for citizens.
Of course there are those who don't give a damn, and there are those for whom profit is the only worthwhile gain,
so what is the solution?
The planet is on a climate change trajectory, we're not going to stop the floods, fires and famines, the ball is already rolling, and unless a sudden mass die off of human beings intervenes, we'd better start preparing.
Lobby local and federal governments for the right to farm, the ancient Gaelic law, Duchas, decreed that every man, woman and child has the right to clean air, water, and food. It's time to prepare for what is coming our way.