What is “Peak Indifference?”

A silhouette of a shrugging man in front of a wildfire.
( Cameron Strandberg/CC BY 2.0, modified)

Back in 2016, I coined the term “peak indifference” to describe a political phenomenon, when people who have denied an urgent problem begin to self-radicalize, not because of activists or public education, but because the problem has caught up with them, personally.

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