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  •  I certainly don't feel like I deserve it (1+ / 0-)
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    I never understand when people talk about humankind "deserving" to go extinct.

    We are not responsible for the sins of our forefathers. As Gandalf says, all we can do is what we can with the time we are given. We must work to counteract global warming in every way that we can. But is a child born today "deserving" of extinction? I ask rhetorically, because I'm pretty sure your comment is snark.

    "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

    by Lost Left Coaster on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 01:00:15 PM PST

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    •  I meant we as a species n/t (0+ / 0-)

      All you need is three chords and the truth, man - Jimi Hendrix

      by CharlieHipHop on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 01:20:15 PM PST

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      •  I've just never really understood (1+ / 0-)
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        how a species can bear collective blame. Only a small number of capitalist states, representing only a small proportion, historically, of the world's population, are responsible for the vast majority of the emissions that are causing climate change. I don't understand how that responsibility is transmitted to our entire species.

        "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

        by Lost Left Coaster on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 03:53:57 PM PST

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        •  OK (1+ / 0-)
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          I was a bit grumpy yesterday.

          "We" don't deserve it, but our leaders have made some incredibly stupid decisions as we stood idly by.

          All you need is three chords and the truth, man - Jimi Hendrix

          by CharlieHipHop on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 04:25:24 AM PST

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          •  Amen brother (0+ / 0-)

            And we have a lot to do to make up for all those poor decisions by our leaders! And I have to admit that I have my times of severe pessimism about this. All the time!

            "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

            by Lost Left Coaster on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 09:23:00 AM PST

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