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Sat May 21, 2022, 08:07 PM May 2022

Yesterday I was subbing in a 4th grade class and a student was doing a report on global [View all]

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Climate change. I talked with him about how it is so important that we try to save our planet and do things to help it. When I came home I thought about this discussion and then thought even though my first immediate worry is climate change at the moment I’m more concerned about the democracy in this country and struggled with that quandary.

So I decided to do my first ever poll:

Are you worried more about…

43 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
I'm more worried about global climate change and it is my first priority
8 (19%)
I'm more worried in the immediate future if the USA survives democracy.
34 (79%)
Other worry than those two choices
1 (2%)
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I'm more worried about democracy because Elessar Zappa May 2022 #1
+1 pandr32 May 2022 #8
+10 exactly And I do worry about climate change electric_blue68 May 2022 #23
+1 nt avebury May 2022 #36
I worry about things I know concretely will happen Sympthsical May 2022 #2
Exactly we can do it May 2022 #3
I said democracy, and it's as Essar says. However, I believe fears Hortensis May 2022 #4
Both are essential for our future TreasonousBastard May 2022 #5
Climate change is more serious because it means... ananda May 2022 #6
I'm worried that soon your state will force through a law-- viva la May 2022 #7
My first thought as I was reading OP. nt DeeNice May 2022 #34
Well..in the great state of Florida.. Deuxcents May 2022 #9
He can't ban anything. It's not like he can give make decrees. tirebiter May 2022 #16
Even in my blue family, none of my blood relatives praised my environmental work Tetrachloride May 2022 #10
Thanks for doing that work. I was marching for Renewable Energies in the '80's. electric_blue68 May 2022 #24
you can't have one without the other Takket May 2022 #11
So-called democracy hasn't addressed the climate issue up to now, Ron Green May 2022 #12
Democracy deals with nothing. tirebiter May 2022 #14
People have rarely voted for the planet and against their own comfort, Ron Green May 2022 #22
Both simultaneously. 2naSalit May 2022 #13
Do autocrats care about climate change? moondust May 2022 #15
I'm just glad you're not required to "teach both sides of the climate-change controversy". Mister Ed May 2022 #17
Climate change róisín_dubh May 2022 #18
The greater imminent threat Meowmee May 2022 #19
Climate Change nt Raine May 2022 #20
we are screwed Demovictory9 May 2022 #21
Our democracy may not survive the catastrophe climate change will bring. Kaleva May 2022 #25
Climate change has already kicked down the doors and now it's in the house. hunter May 2022 #26
We can still stop the worst case scenario regarding climate. Elessar Zappa May 2022 #28
To stop it from increasing 4 degrees will take a massive effort worldwide. Kaleva May 2022 #29
Can't take effective action against climate change if we lose our democracy Martin Eden May 2022 #27
When do you think we'll start taking effective action against climate change? Kaleva May 2022 #30
Do you disagree with my statement? Martin Eden May 2022 #31
Can you provide evidence that even with a democracy, effective action is being taken? Kaleva May 2022 #32
I made no such claim Martin Eden May 2022 #33
To me it's a false choice. Tommy Carcetti May 2022 #35
I firmly believe that too many Rethugs are or will be guilty of avebury May 2022 #37
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