We are so screwed.* In the next couple of years people in my fair city are going to be carbon literacied. Poor souls.
They will, for the most part, be taken away from jobs they do (and sometimes like), and subjected to a day of death by powerpoint where some talent-free grant-grubber with a patronising smugness lectures them about irrelevant stuff they don’t care about in an eyeball-peelingly where-is-my-pillow kind of way.
Their knowledge, their practices and their questions will all be ignored as our little ego-worrier… sorry, eco-warrior… drones through the script, terrified of curly questions and therefore doing everything they can to bore the victims (aka “participants”) into sullen submission.
Then they can tick the “delivery” box, grab their fee and move on.**
And this is how we will drive “behaviour change.” Oh yes.
* At this point, the author of Leaving Babylon may be leaving us…
** There will be pockets of adequacy, of course. In a sea of stupidity.
** And this will all be Worse Than Useless. It will create resentment and cynicism. Reminds me of the classic Onion story
“Gay-Pride Parade sets back mainstream acceptance of gays back 50 years.”
PS What is to be done? Pretty obvious, surely – anonymised feedback for each session that is publically available for all to see. Twitter hashtag #killliteracy