You make a very valid point Grace .......and you didn't even need the fourth horseman.
so are you walking the walk as you talk the talk? Or, are you just waiting for some perfect being to step forward for you to follow? Sounds like you are giving yourself an excuse to do nothing.
Most people who are truly concerned about climate change devote their lives to the issues you speak of AND they work on the issues of climate change. They are not loftily trying save the world from global warming for the sheer heck of it. They get it that it exacerbates all of the very problems you think should be of more concern to them. That's why they also focus on those issues. So they don't need to get busy. They are already busy doing exactly that. How about you? As for how much money is being spent on the fix..............to move the needle a blip. Your sarcasm smacks of someone sitting in a comfy armchair smoking your pipe while spitting at the efforts of those who understand the complex connection between working on the "blip" and the human lives that saves. Finally all these people you cast your ugly cynicism at have so much integrity about their concerns and work they don't look at it as being "saddled to save the world" from anything. They are simply moved by compassion. How about you?
oops i meant fossil fuel companies
Well put and thank you for pointing out this important point. I totally agree we need to do whatever we can. I was just responding to the extremely crude and shortsighted Demeter Torrance. That is, if all the Demeter Torrances had the guts and courage to recognize their (and our....I include myself here) part in the western world's contribution to the greenhouse effect thus far at the very least these Demeter Torrances wouldn't be squawking as crudely as they are about the minimal steps we are taking to try and leave our descendants with a semblance of what this beautiful planet once was.
I agree and feel the same rage as you that the CEO's of fossil fuel farms will continue to be the fat cats.
What you have written here will come back to haunt you one day.
If you had a sick loved one, brother, sister, parent, child and the Doctor told you that they were pretty sure they had a particular condition whose outcome could be fatal if you/they didn't take certain steps, which may initially feel like a huge sacrifice. Would you want your loved one to continue doing what they were doing for their short term fun and ease of life or would you want them to err on the side of caution?
It would behoove you to rethink your accusations of those who are concerned about the effects on this planet of our runaway CO2 emissions. .........for you, your children and grand children.
The only profiteers to date in this "scam" are the big oil and coal lobby interests whose mouthpieces are the likes of the Koch Brothers who also make out like bandits financially. without a peep from the likes of yourself. I don't like the carbon credit exchange idea either. There should be no breaks for businesses/ companies who are spewing CO2 emissions, period. Our economy now and in the future is dependent on the health of the planet. So, again I ask why would you not err on the side of caution?
Alas, to date, the biggest scammers have succeeded in blinding so many .....maybe once decent ......people like you.
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