Apparently, the colors just aren’t scaring the bejeezus out of us as the once used to and Homeland Security is considering abandoning the terror alert colors for a more, in your face approach: The truth.
Widely-panned by security experts and fashionistas around the globe, these colors, the government feels, are simply not doing the trick.
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t get what’s not to get. Green: LOW = low risk of terrorist attack. Get it. Blue: GUARDED = General risks of terrorist attacks. Duh. Yellow: ELEVATED = Significant risk of terrorist attack. Got it. Gold: HIGH = High risk of terrorist attacks. Not high so I understand. Red: SEVERE = Severe risk of terrorist attack. Kinda redundant but sure. But, I guess the system is a bit unclear.
So, I took a go at it:
I did find a chart proposed by the government – it’s way more clear, free of language and confusing long words: