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Response to auntpurl (Reply #18)

Tue May 31, 2016, 11:31 AM

31. I wish people

would read the science and be honest about the structural changes that we must rapidly put in place to avoid ecological collapse and the IPCC's worse case scenarios, which according to them are more likely with each report they issue. People pretend that they are thinking with complexity, but how many of those people have a good grasp on what is coming for us, the science, the data? I get lots of people lecturing me about how much things will cost, "pragmatism", and gradualism. None of them have the capacity to prove we have the time they assume away. What's the cost of ecological collapse? Want to put a price on that? At what point does "pragmatism" stop being pragmatic?

As I said in a post above, we aren't entering a transition period, we're ending it, and we squandered opportunities to save future generations from a pretty hellish world. Maybe if people like Clinton stopped getting money from carbon emitting industries and made the strong case for renewables, at all costs, we could have avoided our fate. Maybe if the NRDC were brave enough to push for more structural changes, we could have avoided our fate. Instead, they decide to endorse her, at this point in human history. I appreciate the work they do, but the issues required radical changes, and few in the well known environmental organizations were comfortable with that reality.

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