When the Titanic struck an iceberg, it began to fill with water - many decks away from where most passengers and crew of the ship were stationed. An impending disaster (due to the ship filling with water), the sinking of the ship, was soon approaching - but to people many decks away, they were quite unaware of what was happening. Indeed, passengers could be fast asleep on board laying in bed and not be aware of what was happening until the water literally seeped into their rooms.
In a similar way today, many decks away from us up in the sky, an impending disaster (due to the atmosphere filling with greenhouse gases, the rate of which is currently accelerating) is approaching and unfortunately, most people are either not aware this is occurring or acting as if it is not occurring.
When crew of the RMS Titanic became aware that the ship was sinking, they did not fill lifeboats to capacity while there was still time to fill the lifeboats to capacity. There were simple, easy things to be done that were not done, and regrettably that harmed quality-of-life.
There are now simple, easy things to be done that are not being done on a personal level by some folks (but we in fact think they would do many of them - at least 4 of them - if asked!) that can be done and that will save quality-of-life for our children and grandchildren.
On the RMS Titanic, some people lost out on a good future - a future that for them could have been as good as their present - but it didn't have to be that way.
Steering Away From Misinformation
In the end, the quote of "Madam, this ship is unsinkable" (taken from a deckhand) proved to not be true. The deckhand, not being an engineer or shipbuilder, was making an assertion about matters which he did not study, and he should not have been listened to.
A sad commentary is that today many deckhands in the media are offering words on topics in which they should not be listened to .
Indeed, you are more likely to get accurate information about a deck from a deckhand; you are more likely to get accurate information about engineering from an engineer; and you are more likely to get accurate information about climate science from a climate scientist.