The Analog Blind

Why Most Humans Avoid The Subject Of Climate Change

Max Can't Help It!
4 min readSep 5, 2023
They didn’t want to know then, they don’t want to know now.

Here on Medium, B, Richard Crim, Mitch, Alan Urban and others write about the affects of greenhouse gases and other changes to our environment. Their audience remains miniscule. Why?

Sure, there are star-writers with 100,000+ followers who cover climate change, but their focus is political. New Englanders vs Texans. No science involved.

I believe we have a myopia, those of us who try to wrap our heads around the science of climate change.

We underestimate how much everyone around us avoids the basic math or science required to determine, for themselves, if climate change is man-made. How much it will affect then. And when.

Almost avoids at all costs.

Avoids even the barest-bone statistics — like the fact that every year more fossil fuels are burned than the year before (2020 a small exception of 5% less), despite all the wind farms, solar panels and EVs on the road.

I’m going to call these people “analog blind”. I believe it’s a condition that especially affects most people born after 1990. (I’ll write more about the chronology of this later).

I was born in 1961 and I had a good head for math and science. If you’re analog blind you’re probably saying…