A question I was curious about was relating to his comments that people probably will not understand the severity of climate change by appealing to fear or appealing to scientific statistic models with ever-decreasing uncertainty as by then it will be too late. However, they are far more likely to be persuaded to herd behavior like other cities or states or countries are doing and the impact it has on them. My question is what if some of these actions are inherently preventative of some bad future but only works if others do too, so it could be Europe did those things but we would not know till climate change fully came upon us that they survived, as it is more likely that all of us even those who took preventative action will get hurt? I assumed people are more likely to herd behavior when such behavior is considered as the cause for one's success. Developing countries looked to the west and said we need democracy because that is why these societies are successful. Today they look at China and say we need less democracy and that is why China is successful. Thus, I am not so sure how herding can be a persuasive agent for pushing people to approve of large congressional actions as opposed to just public awareness campaigns demonstrating that this is something we must act or else (aka fear!).