Eli's Elevator Speech
Andrew Revkin recently put out a call for an elevator speech on climate change. Andy wanted something that could get through to a newly elected president. Several of the usual suspects including Not Really a PhD Courtney responded with ones so long that they must have been thinking they were in space elevators going to the moon.
For those who don't know, an elevator speech is
an extremely pithy description of something, prepared in advance to be used in situations where time is of the essence. The term comes from the hyopthetical situation of somebody seeing a pin or something similar on your person that arouses their curiosity while in an elevator . . . and then asking you what exactly the pin stands for. . . .the prepared elevator speech serves to provide as best of an answer as possible in the available time.So here is Eli's environmental elevator speech. You are welcome to contribute in the comments and we will move good ones up, however, elevator speeches of over 4 lines will be consigned to the memory hole (UPDATE: in a good elevator speech syllables count).
We are conducting an uncontrolled experiment that is altering the land, theUPDATE: Simon Donner has an elevator graphic the kind that someone says what's that while you are showing her your kids pictures. That is why we are worried about their future
atmosphereair and the oceans. Everything we know says it will end badly, the principal uncertainty is when. We are all in the test tube, but you can do something about it.