We agree that being an alarmist is embarrassing.
Alarmist Andrew Freedman writes at ClimateCentral.org:
…As much as I hate to admit, sometimes it’s simply easier to dodge a question about what I do for a living — or flat out lie — than to endure another heated argument.
I’m sure my wariness is shared by many fellow climate researchers and communicators. We share a bond with others whose work is controversial or unpopular — like personal injury attorneys, Goldman Sachs executives, and, judging from recent approval ratings, any member of Congress — and those who truly need a cover story, like CIA operatives.
So as a service to fellow climate professionals, here’s a ready-made list of the Top 5 socially acceptable — and conversation enabling — professions to fall back on in case you’re on a plane or at a cocktail party and are aiming for pleasant banter with strangers rather than a heated conversation about global warming…