Q: What can we do about global warming?
A: I believe that because of differing opinions coming from the scientific community as well as from the corporate state we will never get a clear answer to that question and even if we did we’d have no luck in changing anything of substance. Halfway measures and shouting would surely not do it and I see little else taking place.
Were we to get serious about any of this global warming it would take a vast amount of sacrifice to make the change and probably a great amount of backing up on our usage of natural resources. We are a forward moving people. We will never voluntarily give up anything we enjoy in large enough numbers to do anything like that. So I’d say let’s put the unproven argument on the shelf and make a full frontal attack on pollution.
Pollution is right there in our face and has been since at least Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It’s in our water supply. It’s in our food supply. It’s in our air supply. It’s so obvious that only an abject fool can use the ‘man made vs natural occurrence’ argument because everywhere we look we are being overrun by pollution. And if we don’t get our s–t together and deal with it like it was an enemy of the State, we are going to be overrun and destroyed by it.
Changing the words ‘global warming’ to ‘pollution’ does not change the actions we need to be taking in order to counter it at all, it merely disallows people like the paid off scientists, and shills for big oil to convince fools like president Trump and his administration, who are so ignorant of the facts they are even now downgrading hard fought for safeguards like the clean air and clean water acts. Of course all of this is being done in the name of jobs.
My question is: What good is a job to me in a nation that has eaten itself up in order to provide it? What am I going to do with my earnings if my water, my air, and my land is poisoned to death by the toxic after effects of the job?
Like the old Abenaki Indian said . . . Canada, [as well as the US] the most affluent of countries, operates on a depletion economy which leaves destruction in its wake. Your people are driven by a terrible sense of deficiency. When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money. . . .