Is it possible it is going to 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 raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a individual who can seriously deny climatic change? Seriously, I want a listing. If so, I don't believe they paid attention as a kid or possibly they may be repressing their memories, which is certainly not how I remember it.
If the science doesn't cause you to believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all an individual has time for is work and sleep, have you detected the price of food, energy, insurance, getting larger? That's a reality. The 2 " 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 sound right when the tree arrives at the car or house, or if you find no longer shade allowing the children to stay the yard and so they receive third degree burns in the playground slide? I don't keep in mind that. The insect infected, downed and logged trees no more absorb the carbon because they did, but they're just trees and you could crank up the environment conditioning and remain inside. This is America why not? Your individual rights come in the constitution and also by God which includes comfort.
The shattering fact for me personally is that folks have no desire for what makes sense and no involvement in the truth; or should I say so lots of people are so cock-sure they know reality. This is truth quite outside of education or investigation and sometimes wrapped up inside the 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by one among my daughter's college friends within his 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 lots of money despite no knowledge and little effort, in addition to socialibility and coming to the right place in the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people usually are not contrite, they're bitter. They believe there is a right towards the continuation in this money, a straight away to spend and rehearse resources and so they 'conger up' a political view that supports their to easy money, whatever the snow globe economy fantasy that had been created for it that occurs, and no matter what it means in the future. They believe the economy can and really should expand forever.
Cars are definitely more important as opposed to highways they drive on, and houses tend to be more important as opposed to neighborhoods they stand it. Taxes represent to those people a go to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools as well as the virtual order of the civilization emanates 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 say know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education must be a realtor or even a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude could make the world a hard, polluted and unholy destination for a live.
And that's just about where we're also. Is it possible for this to sound right?
The car- ahh- your vehicle. The put the poor can seem middle class along with the middle class can look wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across the road. The car may be the coarse, indelible concise explaination status. Small cars are achievable immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to require comfort no matter what. They must control of the mountain passes and spare the youngsters the embarrassment old. For these cars we've the directly to cheap gas. No one can make us escape our cars and walk.
Our public lands aren't almost experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands also needs to be open to your internal combustion contrivance around the world. Owning and driving a motor vehicle, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, is with the bill of rights. Somewhere missing could be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an desire for what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question for the masters from the universe the 2% who've corralled 60% with all the different money is. If you're so rich, why shouldn't you be smart?
What is missing is an excellent sports analogy to go into detail the material inequity. It's during the middle of an football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there's no room to suit your needs read more on the team. The game went from 11 to players. Only the 6 players are financed with hockey rink and gear to the game And the sport is outside of town. You're odd man out.
But although rich were smart enough to rig the sport to gain the treasure, they've fowled the nest in their own business as well as us and also this 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 using the home in La Jolla has become bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and it has bought a house that is to be underwater, literally, in very few years. He can go on to Florida but his seafood are going to be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot being outside so from his air-conditioned lounge he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up within the beach. Oil and gas pipelines, scoured by river debris, break and ruin the fly fishing for that natural gas 'wild-catter' that fought every proposed beautiful, water and pipe line regulation, and flaunted the remainder, to produce his fortune.
It reminds me in the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that may place in Europe throughout the plague. In an endeavor to stay away from the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves into their castles. The rats and fleas were ready and awaiting them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that steer clear of the plague when you're mobile and free'but obviously, equally ignorant on the cause on the death as being the nobles.
Ignorance, eventhough it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere in this world. The meek may yet inherit the world, but they also may not need to. The mainstream media, shows us people starving in Somalia, shows us the tornados, the oil spills, the floods, the nuclear power plant meltdowns, and not the people still in tents or trailers, not time frame shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, yet not the results. Sometimes the effects are not even measured just as Fukishima. Have we have you ever heard about the radiation that drifted with all the jet stream straight towards the West coast after which on to get caught by my own, personal west side from the Rockies; radiation that insinuates itself into every living thing. Sometimes the photo just fades from view like Joplin or Detroit or New Orleans or Minot. There are no patterns here it suggests; just a silly streak of bad luck; without any effect, no cause; No wipeout of the earths, nor not enough that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate management of environmental laws which could safe guard the resources we have to live; no if you know 'if you poison the planet earth the world will poison you'. Will a tree must drop with your head because of it to 'hit home'?
All of us ought to come to grips with your excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to the present are around the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to get its oil and gas main and coal extracted west from the Mississippi, for that most part, until the propane discovery inside an area supplying the normal water to New York City. It has become exciting to discover the extraction method know as fracking produce a blip for the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are outside of sight and soon outside of mind until they're on your head. Hopefully the actual 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 coffee lottery.
I am particularly considering one fantasy that we've been experiencing, and wishing operating our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There isn't a such thing regardless of how many ads the truth is on TV. There is clean energy, however it is not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment at the start. Our government utilized to invest in this type of thing, but additionally to being crippled by politics, we have been crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is reasonable[ish] energy is cheap on the pump, in comparison towards the rest of the earth. This we have now subsidized through regulations, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it really is becoming very costly due to its effect on coffee but, maddeningly, there is absolutely no mental connection to those 'externalized' costs we're also beginning to give the inability might cost us our very lives. The gas main industry genuinely does offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse to create any efforts to relieve it's carbon footprint getting hired OUT on the ground. It flares and fracks anytime, allowing methane and open pits of benzene along with other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into mid-air. A drilling site is definitely an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call the staff rough necks for nothing. And trust me we will live to regret the numerous gallons of water that is rendered unusable by used in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible through the extraction industry, or politicians. I could continue but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls inside forest and there isn't a one there to listen to it, does it come up with a sound?
When a tree falls with your head, does anybody wonder why?
Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462