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    and we need to start developing a clear cut plan that others can get on board with. I too despair at times that there will not be a quick enough or large enough effort to counter the effects of GW.

    But look there are lots of people doing thinking about this...

    Production closer to home using greener energy. Less use of oil for plastic. I absolutely am stunned by te plastic islands in our oceans killing other species.
    Reduced consumption which would require a fundamental shift in who we follow now... End this fascination with conspicuous consumption... Change our work patterns to adapt to reduced consumption and yet keep people earning enough to live. Weatherize every structure......Changing codes to allow more independent energy creation.

    Creating local support allotments where people who live in apartments or have no space to grow food can do so... There were fascinating diaries about vertical farms. Reducing dependence on farm animals... Reducing monoculture which has led to some really serious problems that are only going to get worse. Change damn codes in cities and suburbs allowing people to have food gardens instead of lawns... Reserve lawns for parks. Allow people to have goats and chickens which would require some other adaptations in how we live.

    Bike paths everywhere. Educating and encouraging people to change how they behave.

    WE have to give people clear plans and what effect they would have and how much it will cost and what savings. Just pointing out the problem is NOT ENOUGH. Add solutions and I think more will come on board... Otherwise they will just simply turn away thinking there is nothing they can do that won't devastate thier lives and make them shorter.

    How can you tell when Rmoney is lying? His lips are moving. Fear is the Mind Killer

    by boophus on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 02:15:20 PM PDT

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