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  •  I suppose we will have to wait, then. (0+ / 0-)

    Maybe after famine kills a few billion people the gears will start to grind.

    "Every time you opt in to kindness/ Make one connection, used to divide us/ It echoes all over the world" -- from Dar Williams' "Echoes"

    by Cassiodorus on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 12:48:45 PM PST

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    •  I know you're frustrated. (2+ / 0-)
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      I am too. Your diary is probably the best defense of hitting the supply side of this I've seen. Better in many ways than McKibben's.

      Please know those of us critical of the prospects of the method are not critical of your motives. We're all on the same side there.

      One problem is that people assume McKibben is a scientist or economist. He. Is. Not. He's a journalist/author. He's very good at it, and there's nothing intrinsically wrong with being an journalist or author.

      And I agree with most everything he stands for.

      Just disagree where the rubber hits the road. On this one issue.

      It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

      by Fishgrease on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 04:41:01 PM PST

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    •  I can see how you read that into my statement (0+ / 0-)

      But I don't advocate waiting for anything.  To the contrary, I think there are probably too many strategies available to us and we're not really committing to most of them in meaningful ways.
      I've soured on the international process because you're dealing with so many vested interests - it is inherently slow and takes too long to respond to crises.
      I note that my question was unaddressed while you instead chose to over-dramatize your response.  Is today's international treaty process well-equipped to handle your suggestion?  If so, describe how it would be processed.  If not, perhaps an offer of suggestions of what needs to be changed would be helpful.  I read a lot of generalities in the post, and perhaps that's all you intended to write in order to facilitate discussion.  Here's is a small part of that discussion.  Let's have it.

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