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    beach babe in fl, limpidglass, Lujane, Chi

    As the world begins to deteriorate more and more rapidly, with disasters, famine, flooding, disease, etc, then the public will eventually come around, bringing politicians along.  Maybe we'll some day have leaders who will treat climate change as the they should: greatest threat to the survival of our species that we've ever seen.

    "I don't cry over milk spilled under bridges. I go make lemonade" - Bucky Katt

    by quill on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 05:53:38 PM PST

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    •  but we did elect a president (17+ / 0-)

      who proposed a Global Marshall Plan to fight climate change and promote sustainable development. However, the Supreme Court ousted him by split decision.

      And the former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, who made waves by publicly saying that the Maldives were doomed if we did not fight climate change, and pledged to take his nation carbon-neutral in under a decade, was ousted in a coup last year by the army. I don't think that's a coincidence.

      The problem is that highly undemocratic forces are working to maintain the status quo. They have lots of money and are absolutely ruthless. They've deposed elected governments, and will happily do worse if they have to.

      The fossil-fueligarchy is like the Slaveocracy that had corrupted the entire US government in the run-up to the Civil War. They owned the president, the Congress, and SCOTUS.

      It will take huge effort, and much sacrifice, to free ourselves from their grip. And I'm not sure most people get that yet.

      "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

      by limpidglass on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 06:30:37 PM PST

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