it is a slow motion catastrophe.
When the movie starts, people want a resolution of the movie, 2 hours later. Three hours usually is too long. Ben Hur length movies are just too long.
People have extended work to do to stay alive, since the toxic upper crust managerial paper pushers & people shovers take the wealth of companies in 100 million dollar bonus, retirement & stock option packages.
But, the worst causative factor for lethargy to their own effect on planet Earth, is people's lack of science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra & pre-calc in their poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaas, which is so often the case with toxic topix AGW deniers. I always wondered why so many kids I grew up with, had a lack of interest in science.