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hamsterjill

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Fri Sep 8, 2023, 09:58 AM Sep 2023

All this heat... [View all]

I need to vent so please excuse me.

As we all know, it’s been the summer from hell, and it’s being forecast that winter is going to be brutal.

We’ve now read that the planet has passed the marker where we can reverse climate change.

Every day here in Texas, at least, we get emails saying the grid may fail.

Today is going to be yet another record breaker. Then, hopefully, things slowly get a little better over the next week. And I mean a TINY bit better. But we are all so desperate that any improvement is welcomed.

I’m old. I’m tired. I’m anxious all the time about this. And I fucking HATE the people who didn’t support Al Gore.

We would have had a chance of survival if Al had been President. Because he knew and he understood. The idiots that supported Bush set us on a course of destruction and I will be hard pressed to ever forget that.

Don’t even get me started on 2016.

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All this heat... [View all] hamsterjill Sep 2023 OP
So you folks have been getting people suffering from 3rd degree burns.... Lady Freedom Returns Sep 2023 #1
It's depressing as hell. hamsterjill Sep 2023 #6
It's not depressing. Lady Freedom Returns Sep 2023 #12
It's depressing for me. hamsterjill Sep 2023 #14
The cold debilitates me because my body just can't handle it. slightlv Sep 2023 #63
Same. Deer, birds and other wildlife are dying constantly from the heat and drought here. herding cats Sep 2023 #82
It hurts my heart deeply too. hamsterjill Sep 2023 #99
Jill, I understand. murielm99 Sep 2023 #85
Thank you. hamsterjill Sep 2023 #100
It's a matter of time samplegirl Sep 2023 #96
I agree. Exactly what do they think? hamsterjill Sep 2023 #101
humans aren't the only species that don't know how to survive... Trueblue Texan Sep 2023 #65
Good news: We're not doomed. Seriously. Hortensis Sep 2023 #42
And where do you live may I ask? hamsterjill Sep 2023 #45
We've always lived in hot climates, Hamsterjill. Hortensis Sep 2023 #53
Tell that to... Think. Again. Sep 2023 #47
Frankly, those with lost homes and little water BlueIn_W_Pa Sep 2023 #58
That's simply not true... Think. Again. Sep 2023 #74
Big. Time. Denial. Brenda Sep 2023 #48
Thank you. hamsterjill Sep 2023 #50
Yes, this place is surreal when it comes to this subject. Brenda Sep 2023 #51
I'll drink to that! nt Trueblue Texan Sep 2023 #66
My "eyes" are open enough, Brenda, to imagine us all sitting Hortensis Sep 2023 #52
Climate Catastrophe denial runs deep for many here on DU. Magoo48 Sep 2023 #93
That's much easier said if you've not been caught under this oppressive heat dome for months. herding cats Sep 2023 #83
+1 betsuni Sep 2023 #89
I feel your pain Mossfern Sep 2023 #2
You're right. hamsterjill Sep 2023 #7
108 degrees today in Austin dalton99a Sep 2023 #3
I'm in SA hamsterjill Sep 2023 #4
96 now in Fort Worth. Got up to 105 yellowdogintexas Sep 2023 #35
Gore not taking office in 2001.... Think. Again. Sep 2023 #5
Because he said he invented the Internet dalton99a Sep 2023 #8
I think it had more to do with... Think. Again. Sep 2023 #34
+1. dalton99a Sep 2023 #38
+2 dhol82 Sep 2023 #64
+1 2naSalit Sep 2023 #9
Definitely a watershed ... errr, waterfall maybe? .... moment. KPN Sep 2023 #23
But Gore would have done nothing to stop what we're seeing BlueIn_W_Pa Sep 2023 #60
It's time to start... 2naSalit Sep 2023 #10
Might just need a spoon - great green gobs of greasy grimy...... erronis Sep 2023 #16
Ha! 2naSalit Sep 2023 #19
Lol. Like it. .... But KPN Sep 2023 #24
our version in Kentucky (1950s) yellowdogintexas Sep 2023 #41
I heard a different version... ShazzieB Sep 2023 #86
Want to move up here to Wisconsin? Archae Sep 2023 #11
Is that usual for Wisconsin this time of year? hamsterjill Sep 2023 #15
Yes it is. Archae Sep 2023 #56
How far north are you? ShazzieB Sep 2023 #87
Halfway on Lake Michigan, between Green Bay and MIlwaukee. Archae Sep 2023 #106
Don't have to go that far.. birdographer Sep 2023 #40
Same here. DFW Sep 2023 #94
The UP isn't bad either BlueIn_W_Pa Sep 2023 #103
Austin here. We need rain... bad! ananda Sep 2023 #13
It's been stressful. hamsterjill Sep 2023 #17
Thx for venting. This isn't discussed enough. Duppers Sep 2023 #18
And we are all dying hamsterjill Sep 2023 #21
Hear hear! With you 100%. Hang in there. KPN Sep 2023 #20
I hope Biden declares a climate emergency soon. redqueen Sep 2023 #22
I could agree with all of that. hamsterjill Sep 2023 #26
Yes, and we also need to address the issue of infrastructure for charging. ShazzieB Sep 2023 #88
Absolutely right. hamsterjill Sep 2023 #102
Win back the House, keep the Senate, and we might have a chance housecat Sep 2023 #59
I'm reminded of this sculpture redqueen Sep 2023 #76
climate emergency? BlueIn_W_Pa Sep 2023 #61
If we can set up and fund an org like the School of the Americas redqueen Sep 2023 #75
I'm all for rewilding, BlueIn_W_Pa Sep 2023 #104
I wish he would establish an agency to find solutions similar to how NASA works. NowsTheTime Sep 2023 #92
Andrew Yang said the same thing redqueen Sep 2023 #105
It undoes me too. Mad Max coming up. nt 1WorldHope Sep 2023 #25
Not looking good. multigraincracker Sep 2023 #27
All this heat... Snackshack Sep 2023 #28
A WHOLE LOT of "White" Magas and Klanners 3825-87867 Sep 2023 #29
Thank you for this post. StarryNite Sep 2023 #30
I wish we could go back and choose better options, too. hamsterjill Sep 2023 #33
I was in Phoenix in late July - early August yellowdogintexas Sep 2023 #37
It's heartbreaking to see those beautiful giants on the ground. StarryNite Sep 2023 #39
When I moved to Maine in 1992, I thought I had escaped the heat and humidity of the DC area. Bumbles Sep 2023 #31
I hear you. 58Sunliner Sep 2023 #32
My area of the State has been in a drought KS Toronado Sep 2023 #36
My nephew in Dripping Springs, Texas near Austin, denies climate change ALBliberal Sep 2023 #43
All the Republicans deny it. hamsterjill Sep 2023 #44
So very true. Apathy for others absent. ALBliberal Sep 2023 #46
Many Dems, even here at DU deny it too. Brenda Sep 2023 #49
Respectfully, what would it change BlueIn_W_Pa Sep 2023 #62
It simply isn't... Think. Again. Sep 2023 #77
How safe are our power grids? IcyPeas Sep 2023 #54
Agreed. hamsterjill Sep 2023 #55
This message was self-deleted by its author elocs Sep 2023 #57
+1 betsuni Sep 2023 #90
Agree 100% Ferrets are Cool Sep 2023 #67
Local news reported today was *another* TX weather record of record. Torchlight Sep 2023 #68
I sure feel your sentiment. Same for me. Hard to maintain any modicum of optimism. nt Evolve Dammit Sep 2023 #69
2000 set the table for 2016. Vlad was watching. czarjak Sep 2023 #70
You got it! hamsterjill Sep 2023 #72
I agree, friend XanaDUer2 Sep 2023 #71
It's so sad!! hamsterjill Sep 2023 #73
It's not just climate change TexasBushwhacker Sep 2023 #78
I've always thought the same thing. Haggard Celine Sep 2023 #107
Oddly enough TexasBushwhacker Sep 2023 #108
I get Hulu. Haggard Celine Sep 2023 #109
Gore" oh hell, Jimmy Carter sounded the alarm way back then Skittles Sep 2023 #79
I'm dying in ATX Texasgal Sep 2023 #80
Don't forget the Iran Regan Bush stuff IbogaProject Sep 2023 #81
Vent my friend! I'm with you. herding cats Sep 2023 #84
There's a point at which I'll believe the powers that be are taking this seriously . . . . hatrack Sep 2023 #91
"I'm tired of these self-righteous environmentalists" -- people love to quote George Carlin betsuni Sep 2023 #95
Been happy DownriverDem Sep 2023 #97
The Supreme Court put samplegirl Sep 2023 #98
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