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  •  The problem with Climate Change (1+ / 0-)
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    is it's not like any other problem we face.  It truly is the problem of the global age.  And it will take a new consciousness to solve.  That means each individual person has to be in an ongoing, rigorous process to examine every action in every moment for it's impact on the planet.  It requires sacrificing convenience and more physical labor, it means extra time spent doing tasks manually, it means forgoing pleasures we've forgotten are luxuries.  But once it starts in you, you realize this is the ultimate bottom line and that motivates you to keep doing more, chipping away everyday at your carbon footprint.  I refuse to believe we can't do this.

    "Something in the way, yeah." Kurt Cobain

    by The Hamlet on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:25:12 PM PST

    •  It means our evolution or extnction within the nex (0+ / 0-)

      couple of generations. Slowing down and living more efficiently could mean higher culture for humanity. In any case, there will be fewer people if any. We can consciously adapt or we can just let it happen as

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