Is it possible it'll all add up now making sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on 60 % of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that gets to be raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a individual that can seriously deny global warming? Seriously, I want an email list. If so, I don't believe they paid attention since a child or possibly they can be repressing their memories, because it's certainly not just how I remember it.
If the science doesn't cause you to believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all one has time for is work and sleep, have you detected the price of food, energy, insurance, growing? That's a reality. The two inches in 30-minute rainstorms, which we now have had locally, produce lightening and wind that burns down houses and takes down our most stately shade trees. Does it be the better choice when the tree arrives at the car or house, or if you have no longer shade permitting the children to stay in the yard and they also receive third degree burns on the playground slide? I don't bear in mind. The insect infected, downed and logged trees not absorb the carbon because they did, but they may be just trees and you will crank up the environment conditioning and also be inside. This is America why not? Your individual rights are usually in the constitution through God that also includes comfort.
The shattering fact in my opinion is that individuals have no involvement in what makes sense and no curiosity about the truth; or should I say so some are so cock-sure they know reality. This is truth quite outside of education or investigation and sometimes wrapped up inside 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by among my daughter's college friends in their summation of his side of the political discussion with'.'if you're so smart, why shouldn't you be rich'?
There is a whole generation of entitled individuals, fattened on jobs that earned a ton of money despite no knowledge and little effort, apart from socialibility and going to the right place with the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people will not be contrite, they can be bitter. They believe there is a right towards the continuation of the money, a to spend and make use of resources plus they 'conger up' a political view that supports their to easy money, regardless of snow globe economy fantasy that had been created for it that occurs, and regardless of the it means into the future. They believe the economy can and really should expand forever.
Cars will be more important compared to the highways they drive on, and houses tend to be more important versus the neighborhoods they stay at home. Taxes represent to the telltale people a shot to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools and also the virtual order in their civilization originates from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, so that as invisibly as children who can't or won't read, or make arithmetic calculations not to mention know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education had to be a realtor or possibly a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude is likely to make the world a hard, polluted and unholy destination for a live.
And that's just about where we're also. Is it possible correctly to sound right?
The car- ahh- the vehicle. The position the poor can look middle class and also the middle class can look wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across the road. The car could be the coarse, indelible meaning of status. Small cars are for brand spanking new immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to want comfort no matter what. They must handle of the mountain passes and spare your kids the embarrassment old. For these cars we have now the directly to cheap gas. No one can make us get rid of our cars and walk.
Our public lands aren't nearly experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands should also be open to your internal combustion contrivance around the world. Owning and the worry, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, is within the bill of rights. Somewhere missing will be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an desire for what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question to your masters with the universe the 2% who may have corralled 60% with all the different money is. If you're so rich, why shouldn't you be smart?
What is missing is a superb sports analogy to describe the material inequity. It's similar to the middle of your football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there isn't a room available for you on the team. The game went from 11 to six players. Only the 6 players are financed with hockey rink and gear for your game And the action is beyond town. You're odd man out.
But although the rich were smart enough to rig the sport to gain the treasure, they've got fowled the nest for their own reasons as well as us this also is everyone's most immediate problem. You can't eat, drink or breath money. Some of that ozone that drifts around Pinedale Wyoming may just make it to Dick Cheney's house in Jackson. The banker together with the home in La Jolla is bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and has now bought a house which will be underwater, literally, in not many years. He can proceed to Florida but his seafood is going to be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot to get outside so from his air-conditioned living room area he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up for the beach. Oil and gas pipelines, scoured by river debris, break and ruin the fly fishing for your natural gas 'wild-catter' that fought every proposed beautiful, water and pipe line regulation, and flaunted the remainder, to create his fortune.
It reminds me in the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', which takes place in Europe throughout the plague. In a shot to prevent the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves within their castles. The rats and fleas were ready and looking forward to them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that steer clear of the plague since they can be mobile and free'but needless to say, in the same way ignorant with the cause in the death because the nobles.
Ignorance, eventhough it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere inside our world. The meek may yet inherit the world, nevertheless they may not would like to. The mainstream media, shows us people starving in Somalia, shows us the tornados, the oil spills, the floods, the nuclear power plant meltdowns, yet not the people still in tents or trailers, not period of time shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, yet not the results. Sometimes the final results are not even measured just as Fukishima. Have we heard about the radiation that drifted together with the jet stream straight towards the West coast and after that on to become caught by my personal west side on the Rockies; radiation that insinuates itself into every living thing. Sometimes the image just fades from view like Joplin or Detroit or New Orleans or Minot. There are no patterns here it suggests; just a rare streak of bad luck; without any effect, no cause; No our planets atmosphere, nor insufficient that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate charge of environmental laws that can safe guard the resources we should live; no knowning that 'if you poison planet earth the world will poison you'. Will a tree must drop with your head because of it to 'hit home'?
All of us should come to grips with his excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders for this are about the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to own its oil and gas main and coal extracted west from the Mississippi, for your most part, until the propane discovery in the area supplying the waters to New York City. It is exciting to find out the extraction method know as fracking come up with a blip for the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are away from sight and soon outside of mind until they can website be on your head. Hopefully the very fact of local aging nuclear power plants, with on-site waste storage, are pause for thought after Fukishima as well as the floods in Missouri I'm sure the East Coast's time arrive as there are ultimately no winners in the climatic change lottery.
I am particularly thinking about one fantasy that we've been experiencing, and wishing wonderful our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There isn't a such thing however many ads the thing is on TV. There is clean energy, yet it is not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment in advance. Our government accustomed to invest in this type of thing, but additionally to being crippled by politics, we're crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is affordable[ish] souped up that is cheap with the pump, in comparison on the rest of the entire world. This we now have subsidized through regulations, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it really is becoming extremely expensive due to its effect on java prices but, maddeningly, there's no mental connection to 'externalized' costs we're beginning to give the inability might cost us our very lives. The gas industry will offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse for making any efforts to scale back it's carbon footprint configuring it OUT in the ground. It flares and fracks anytime, allowing methane and open pits of benzene along with other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the environment. A drilling site is undoubtedly an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call the staff rough necks for nothing. And keep in mind that we will live to regret the countless gallons of water that is rendered unusable by easy use in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible through the extraction industry, or politicians. I could continue on but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls inside forest and there's no one there to know it, does it produce a sound?
When a tree falls in your head, does anybody wonder why?
Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462