So I often tell people that the mid-century will be about "old people in big cities who are afraid of the sky." I think that's a pretty useful, common-sense, plausible assessment. You may not hear it said much, but it's how things are turning out. Futurity means metropolitan people with small families in a weather crisis. That's because quite a few of us already are those people. Future already here, just not much pontificated about. But that doesn't mean I can make everybody perceive that reality. For instance, right-wing American talk radio guys also have a set of favorite change-drivers. They're sure the world is changing, and anxious that everyone should know the hidden truths about why.