Some good thoughts.
On the other hand, being part allowed to play a part to “defeat the Nazis” is empowering, as is making every difference you can with AGW, — big and small, hence affecting: The most positive narrative ever conceived.
I am a psychologist, the best thing for denial is not accepting it, but realizing that humanity CAN influence a better outcome. A crisis is still a crisis even if you are not admitting it, or calling it an emergency.
But taking it on with human creativity is vitally crucial in thinking an Earth shot is even better, more positive, than an Apollo, “moon shot.”