The descent of climate change into the abyss of social-justice identity politics represents the last gasp of a cause that has lost its vitality. Climate alarm is like a car alarm—a blaring noise people are tuning out*.
*I disagree with this analogy. Car alarms are ignored because they tend to be false alarms. Climate warnings are ignored because there is no obvious sign of trouble in the immediate future, and the damages are likely to be too far in the future for the current generation of observers to care.