Katie Mack @AstroKatie (a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist/cosmologist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes May. 13, 2019 1 min read

Climate inaction in government is not so much like yelling "fire" in a crowded theater as it is like seeing the theater is on fire and locking all the doors and telling us to remain calm for fear that we might ask for our tickets to be refunded

30 different fire alarms are going off and the air is thick with smoke and people are gagging on the ground but they keep pointing to the one alarm that's not sounding and saying "look we don't know for sure"

When people get desperate enough to break down the doors they'll be charged with property damage and disrupting the peace, and the theater owners will decry the impact on their popcorn sales

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