Imagine studying one topic for decades, figuring out the problems and solutions, and being largely ignored by the world. Or worse - being hated and vilified regularly.
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Camille Parmesan said,
I felt like here was this huge signal I was finding and no one was paying attention to it.... I was really thinking, ‘Why am I doing this?’ ... In the U.S., [climate change] isn’t well-supported by the funding system, and when I give public talks in the U.S., I have to devote the first half of the talk to [the topic] that climate change is really happening.... I don’t know of a single scientist that’s not having an emotional reaction to what is being lost,And, of course, the hundreds of comments on that article are full of deniers holding on to the last shreds of hope that it's all a scam.
In the words of Baldwin, "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."