Is it possible it's going to all agree now and produce sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on 66 % of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that gets raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a one that can seriously deny climatic change? Seriously, I want a subscriber base. If so, I don't believe they paid attention since a child or possibly they may be repressing their memories, since it is certainly not just how I remember it.
If the science doesn't allow you to believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all you yourself have time for is work and sleep, have you detected the price of food, energy, insurance, growing? That's a reality. The two inches in 30-minute rainstorms, which we have now had locally, produce lightening and wind that burns down houses and takes down our most stately shade trees. Does it sound right when the tree hits the car or house, or if you have no longer shade permitting the children to remain the yard and so they receive third degree burns on the playground slide? I don't understand that. The insect infected, downed and logged trees not absorb the carbon because they did, but these are just trees and you could crank up the environment conditioning and grow inside. This is America why not? Your individual rights will be in the constitution and also by God that also includes comfort.
The shattering fact in my opinion is that individuals have no fascination with what makes sense and no curiosity about the truth; or should I say so lots of people are so cock-sure they know the simple truth. This is truth quite outside of education or investigation and often wrapped up inside 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by considered one of my daughter's college friends within his summation of his side of any political discussion with'.'if you're so smart, why can't you be rich'?
There is a whole generation of entitled individuals, fattened on jobs that earned a ton of money despite no knowledge and little effort, in addition to socialibility and staying in the right place for the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people aren't contrite, they can be bitter. They believe they've got a right for the continuation with this money, a to spend and employ resources and in addition they 'conger up' a political view that supports their to certainly easy money, regardless of snow globe economy fantasy that has been created for it to occur, and regardless of the it means into the future. They believe the economy can and may expand forever.
Cars tend to be more important versus the highways they drive on, and houses tend to be important compared to neighborhoods they stay at home. Taxes represent to those people a shot to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools as well as the virtual order in their civilization originates from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, so when invisibly as children who can't or won't read, or make arithmetic calculations much less know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education would have to be a realtor or maybe a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude is likely to make the world an arduous, polluted and unholy spot to live.
And that's just about where were. Is it possible for doing this to sound right?
The car- ahh- the automobile. The position the poor can be shown middle class along with the middle class can be displayed wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across town. The car could be the coarse, indelible specification of status. Small cars are for brand new immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to want comfort without exceptions. They must handle of the mountain passes and spare the kids the embarrassment old. For these cars we have now the to cheap gas. No one can make us get free from our cars and walk.
Our public lands aren't nearly experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands need to be open to your internal combustion contrivance on the market. Owning and driving a motor vehicle, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, is with the bill of rights. Somewhere missing could be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an desire for what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question on the masters with the universe the 2% who've corralled 60% of all of the money is. If you're so rich, why can't you be smart?
What is missing is an excellent sports analogy to spell out the material inequity. It's during the middle of an football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there's no room for you personally on the team. The game went from 11 to players. Only the 6 players are financed with hockey rink and gear for that game And the experience is away from town. You're odd man out.
But however the rich were smart enough to rig the action to gain the treasure, they've fowled the nest in their own business as well as us and also this is everyone's most immediate problem. You can't eat, drink or breath money. Some of that ozone that drifts around Pinedale Wyoming may just make it to Dick Cheney's house in Jackson. The banker with all the home in La Jolla is bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and it has bought a house that is to be underwater, literally, in made years. He can proceed to Florida but his seafood will likely be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot for being outside so from his air-conditioned family area he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up for the beach. Oil and gas pipelines, scoured by river debris, break and ruin the fly fishing with the natural gas 'wild-catter' that fought every proposed climate, water and pipe line regulation, and flaunted the others, to generate his fortune.
It reminds me on the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that can take place in Europe over the plague. In a shot to steer clear of the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves within their castles. The rats in addition to their fleas were ready and expecting them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that stop the plague because they are mobile and free'but certainly, just like ignorant from the cause from the death because the nobles.
Ignorance, although it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere within our world. The meek may yet inherit the world, but they also may not would like to. The mainstream media, shows us people starving in Somalia, shows us the tornados, the oil spills, the floods, the nuclear power plant meltdowns, and not the people still in tents or trailers, not the bottom shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, yet not the results. Sometimes the effects are not even measured just as Fukishima. Have we have you ever heard about the radiation that drifted with all the jet stream straight to your West coast then on to become caught by my very own west side on the Rockies; radiation that insinuates itself into every living thing. Sometimes the image just fades from view like Joplin or Detroit or New Orleans or Minot. There are no patterns here it suggests; just a silly streak of bad luck; without effect, no cause; No climatic change, nor absence of that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate control over environmental laws that might safe guard the resources we have to live; no realizing that 'if you poison planet earth planet earth will poison you'. Will a tree ought to drop in your head correctly to 'hit home'?
All of us must come to grips with this excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to this particular are around the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to own its oil and gas main and coal extracted west with the Mississippi, to the most part, until the propane discovery inside an area supplying the website normal water to New York City. It may be exciting to determine the extraction method know as fracking produce a blip about the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are outside of sight and soon outside of mind until they're on your head. Hopefully the simple fact of local aging nuclear power plants, with on-site waste storage, are pause for thought after Fukishima plus the floods in Missouri I'm sure the East Coast's time can come as there are ultimately no winners in the global warming lottery.
I am particularly enthusiastic about one fantasy that we have now been coping with, and wishing with all of our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There is not any such thing regardless how many ads the truth is on TV. There is clean energy, but it's not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment in advance. Our government accustomed to invest in this type of thing, but additionally to being crippled by politics, we're also crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is reasonable[ish] strength that is cheap with the pump, in comparison towards the rest of the planet. This we now have subsidized through regulations and tax breaks, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it truly is becoming expensive due to its effect on java prices but, maddeningly, there isn't a mental connection to 'externalized' costs we have been beginning to spend the money for inability cost us our very lives. The propane industry truly does offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse for making any efforts to cut back it's carbon footprint setting it up OUT on the ground. It flares and fracks as you desire, allowing methane and open pits of benzene along with other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the oxygen. A drilling site is surely an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call employees rough necks for nothing. And keep in mind that we will live to regret the an incredible number of gallons of water that may be rendered unusable by easy use in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible from your extraction industry, or politicians. I could continue on but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls inside the forest and there isn't a one there to listen to it, does it generate a sound?
When a tree falls on your own head, does anybody wonder why?
Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462