Kids Can See It, So Why Can’t We?

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

Sometimes the innocence of children allows the truth to be more clear for them than it is for us as adults. We have filters we use to see the world, and that has an impact on our perception of reality. Studies in social science have made it abundantly clear: if you follow a conservative ideology, you are more inclined to be skeptical of climate change, even if you’re a meteorologist or an atmospheric scientist. And the more educated you are, the more polarized your belief system tends to become.

This video is amusing and enlightening all at the same time. If you can get past the corny jokes—I challenge you not to chuckle—you’ll get the message loud and clear. What’s happening to our planet is abundantly clear. Kids can easily see that.

Now it’s up to us adults to somehow acquire the same level of perspicacity as our junior members of society and figure out what we’re going to do about it.