This caught my eye because the one point is just so Catch-22, do-you-laugh-or-cry, insane…

From Conservation Magazine, 15 for ’11. “15 emerging issues that could have a substantial impact on conservation this year, according to a recent “horizon scanning” exercise. Last year, more than 150 scientists and specialists were asked to identify one to four issues that “might affect species, ecosystems, or regions of global interest” in 2011.”

Here’s number 9:

“Social psychologists suggest that denial is expected to INCREASE both in extent and intensity as scientific evidence of a threat from phenomena such as climate change or biodiversity loss ACCUMULATES.”

Expect denial to increase as evidence accumulates… How screwed up is that? How screwed up are we?

Crazy. (Lyrics follow…)

I remember when, I remember
I remember when I lost my mind
There was something so pleasant about that place
Even your emotions have an echo in so much space

And when you’re out there without care
Yeah, I was out of touch
But it wasn’t because I didn’t know enough
I just knew too much

Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Probably

And I hope that you are
Having the time of your life
But think twice
That’s my only advice

Come on now, who do you
Who do you, who do you, who do you think you are?
Ha ha ha, bless your soul
You really think you’re in control?

Well, I think you’re crazy
I think you’re crazy
I think you’re crazy
Just like me

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