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I have two kids …

A boy and a girl. They are lovely little creatures, both of whom I would give my life for.

Which is why the world’s indifference to climate change makes me fucking seethe.

Seriously, what has to happen here? Have you noticed how unbearably hot it is today? and yesterday? And the day before? Have you noticed all the truly odd things happening across the globe? Storms, droughts, waves? Have you noticed that, oh, 99.9 percent of climate-related experts now agree that we’re 9/10 of the way toward fucked? That the planet is being slaughtered—and at a significantly faster rate than initially presumed? Have you noticed that turning off our lightbulbs at night and driving smaller cars isn’t really working?

Have you noticed?

How about this—have you noticed that the greedy, money-first assholes at BP and Exxon and the like put out warm-and-fuzzy environmental ads while doing absolutely, positively nothing to address this problem? To them, it’s all about profit. So what if the planet is melting? So what if they have kids and grandkids? So what?

I know … I know. I sound like a crazy alarmist. And, truth be told, I hope I’m a crazy alarmist. I hope Sean Hannity and the idiots are correct—and that I’m actually the idiot here. I hope it’s just a natural cycle—even though it’s not. I hope man has nothing to do with this—even though he does. I hope I’m the naive dolt. I really, really do.

Mostly, I’m … lost. What the hell am I—are you—supposed to do here?

What the hell am I supposed to do?

5 replies on “I have two kids …”

Jeff, I share your opinions on this subject. Although I believe this is just a particularily bad year weather wise. I think that the earth is heading in the wrong direction. It will take a very drastic event to make people demand change because, ignorance is bliss. We use gas for making pretty much everything these days, including plastics. And EVERYTHING is made of plastic. What we need to do is stop using petroleum products and do this: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28283260/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/t/greener-alternative-plastics-liquid-wood/#.UA92rWFfGp0

I think this could be a great step in the right direction.

this artical mentions how Americans are realzing a change needs to happen:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/06/mohamed-nasheed-maldives-climate-change-united-states_n_1652409.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

we just need to change.
It is to late in some places by the looks of it:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/25/east-coast-sea-level-rise_n_1624134.html

What we need to do is stop this as much as we can while we can. Earth change is inevitable, but the best we can do is stop most of it or postpone it at the least.

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If was really 99.9%, or even 60% many more people would be worried. Fact is it’s 99.9% of people who depend on this scam to make a living. You sound like chicken little with the sky falling, it gets hot in the summer. Start worrying about the economy collapsing, thats set to happen about 75 years before any environmental collapse. That will take your mind off that nonsense.

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You wrote a blog post about global warming(ie climate change) on July 25th because it’s hot out????? It is SUPPOSED to be hot on July 25th. That is just as asinine as some “expert” going on Fox News on a really cold day in January and trying to debunk global warming.
My advice is to take your kids swimming today and enjoy yourself watching your kids enjoy themselves. That is what life is about!!!!!

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