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  •  What if there is a reason (0+ / 0-)

    our elected officials bury their collective heads in the sand.  One of the reasons our government doesn't make climate change a priority could be that our planet already has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  Our politicians may already be aware of this while playing a 'deny or ignore it game' so as to not alarm the population.  How would this affect mankind if they finally learned there is no hope.  All life is going to end in x amount of time and there is nothing we can any longer do to alter this. Would mankind change the way they feel about going to a job everyday, taking care of their financial responsibilities, reducing their carbon footprints?  

    What if the masterminds built some sort of survival station in space?  Moved everyone they thought necessary to sustain life on the station before the earth's population realizes they're not returning and the rest of us have been quietly left to face the inevitable.  Would the earth's population feel deceived, riot, burn, loot, run for the hills, turn on each other to see who could survive the longest?  

    We already know our oceans are in serious trouble.  We know our land, water supplies and air are being heavily polluted.  We see no urgency by our leaders to address these problems.  This should set off serious alarms.  Except for small environmental groups, I hear no bells, no sirens, no international warning systems what-so-ever.  .    

    •  I'm sorry rpaws5, (0+ / 0-)

      I cannot believe this theory. First, it would have to be a MASSIVE undertaking to build a space station with millions of people to keep the secrete. There would have to be training of the people who were chosen to go into space...

      It would be too big of a secrete to keep.

      IMO, it is ALL about the money. The MegaCorps who are paying for the denial industry are only worried that they will not be able to make more and more money.

      "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~ Edward Abby

      by SaraBeth on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 04:10:46 AM PST

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      •  You missed the point (0+ / 0-)

        I was attempting to make.  Perhaps this was my fault.  A space station, a biosphere system above or below the ground, here or perhaps on the moon, it makes no difference.  How many individuals it would take to build one of these systems makes no difference.  It wouldn't have to be done in secret.  Perhaps the end purpose would be a secret but you would might never know that.  

        The point I was attempting to make is that the general population might not be made aware if the planet was terminally ill.  If you were officially told that this planet will not be capable of sustaining any life in your or your children's lifetime or perhaps starting as soon as next week, your values would change.  Pandamonium could break out. Hence, the 'deny or ignore game' that is currently being played out politically possibly serves some diversionary purpose.

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