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Wed Aug 4, 2021, 08:38 AM

We Can't Tackle Climate Change Without You


From there, the conversation naturally spiraled into the undercurrent of terror that comes with being alive today. Australia was ablaze, and the embers had barely cooled in the Amazon. A typhoon was encroaching on the Philippines. And that wasn't counting the countless other disasters underway in Africa and Latin America that never made the headlines. Even on our way in, we couldn't help but notice that it hardly seemed like December outside.

I could tell that it felt good to talk like this: open and honest about the experience of watching the world fall apart in front of our eyes. To say our fears out loud and have them, and ourselves, accepted and understood.

It was almost like I could see the weight lifting from our shoulders. But as that weight lifted, it only rose so far. It hung in the air, just above our heads like a heavy ominous cloud, until someone finally popped the question that brought the weight back down on us:

“But what can we, as individuals, do?”

The piece doesn't really offer any specific action items but still it's important that we all do SOMETHING, especially speak out to make this issue more pressing for lawmakers.

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Wed Aug 4, 2021, 04:47 PM

1. And that is why we will never tackle climate change.

I have a very low opinion of humans as a whole.

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Wed Aug 4, 2021, 07:18 PM

2. my only hope is the younger generation-- and there are a lot of good ones

the baby boomers sure turned out to suck

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