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H2O Man

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4. Thank you!
Sun Aug 1, 2021, 02:54 PM
Aug 2021

I recognize that I have lived a life-style that has added to the problem -- I am aware of it every week, when the garbage goes down my long driveway to get picked up and added to yet another landfill. But I try to do better every day.

While I was writing the essay, I found myself thinking back to the last interview I did with Chief Waterman. We did it shortly before 1999 became 2000, and many people were antsy about computer grids, etc. Paul spoke about "divine intervention" meant sharing and looking out for others. Strange how the public was on alert for 2000, but seems far less aware of the truth about climate change.

There are, of course, all types of social novocaine that numb us to the reality of nature. One that stands out is when politicians say we only have thirty or fifty years to make significant changes before devastation comes. Baloney. We passed that point decades ago. It is here, now, and will only gather in force.

Bangladesh [View all] H2O Man Aug 2021 OP
Indeed, there IS a storm coming, my dear H20 Man. CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2021 #1
Thank you! H2O Man Aug 2021 #4
I had to pause for a minute and just stare at your last sentence. Yes the enemy is us. housecat Aug 2021 #11
I remember back in the 1980s, H2O Man Aug 2021 #19
My sister and I went to a Bangladesh concert in Ft. Worth in 1972 w/Harrison, Shankar and others. rickyhall Aug 2021 #2
Interesting! H2O Man Aug 2021 #5
It sure was a driving force in the '60s and '70s. We need that power now. housecat Aug 2021 #13
Right. H2O Man Aug 2021 #20
Thank you H2O. 7wo7rees Aug 2021 #3
Sure! H2O Man Aug 2021 #6
Yes the storms will soon be here again malaise Aug 2021 #7
Thanks! H2O Man Aug 2021 #8
Indeed malaise Aug 2021 #9
Excluding island microstates, Bangladesh is arguably the world's most vulnerable to climate change peppertree Aug 2021 #10
Yes. H2O Man Aug 2021 #21
KnR Hekate Aug 2021 #12
Thank you! H2O Man Aug 2021 #22
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Aug 2021 #14
Thanks, Uncle Joe! H2O Man Aug 2021 #23
Think on this: Bangladesh is one of the few nations to offer refuge to the Rohingya. TygrBright Aug 2021 #15
Very interesting! H2O Man Aug 2021 #24
What all this should teach us, in addition to empathy Martin Eden Aug 2021 #16
That is essential ..... H2O Man Aug 2021 #25
Saw the documentary at Ft Carson in 1972 flotsam2 Aug 2021 #17
Thank you! H2O Man Aug 2021 #26
I value your post so highly flotsam2 Aug 2021 #29
That's very nice of you. H2O Man Aug 2021 #30
DURec leftstreet Aug 2021 #18
Thank you! H2O Man Aug 2021 #27
This message was self-deleted by its author H2O Man Aug 2021 #28
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