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Boiling a frog

Posted on: February 19, 2021

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What started as a retelling of the fable of a frog slowly being boiled to death ended with a reminder on how short-sighted we are.

The original story: A frog in increasingly hot water would not jump out until it was too late. This was supposed to be a reminder not to ignore the warning signs.

The scientific application of the story was that frogs would not sit in hot water for long. They would jump out of it if they could. Humans, on the other hand, are less inclined.

The rest of the science pointed to how we are gradually “boiling” our planet while ignoring the data and warnings about our irreversibly harmful behaviour.

The video is not only a good example of how to create a hook with a less expected sinker, it is also an example of how to use seemingly peripheral or tangential phenomena to dive deeper into a topic.

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