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  •  Really? (1+ / 0-)
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    So the food you eat doesn't have any carbon emissions?  Neither do the products you use?

    The fact of the matter is that there are no energy sources that can match oil in regards to energy density, and we rely on energy dense fuels to do a hell of a lot of what happens in the modern world.  

    I'm not sure what your current life style involves, but if meat, driving, and flying are in there then you wouldn't be able to continue it in the same way.  We can't even farm vegetables without a lot of emissions and environmental damage, and we're even running out of room to do that.

    The big problem is that we aren't just facing global warming, we're facing a general ecological disaster as a result of the industrialization of the earth, and no one wants to talk about the fact that global warming is just part of that.

    •  Yeah, OK to appease you I won't bother (2+ / 0-)
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      AoT, Calamity Jean

      planting my half acre vegetable garden next year.

      You have opened my eyes - I seriously did not realize that it was such an egregious contributor to global warming until right now.  Egad!!

      •  I didn't say you were a huge contributor (1+ / 0-)
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        And I really wasn't trying to attack you personally for your choices, mainly because I've gotten the impression before that you're pretty on point about most of this.  I'm just concerned that the larger crisis is getting lost in all of the polly-annaish proclamations that we can keep living like we are, high on the hog, if we just switch to solar or another renewable.  The problems we have are far deeper than that.

        And I'm jealous of your garden, wish I could do that too.

        •  Yeah, so are the freakin' deer!! (1+ / 0-)
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          And I'm jealous of your garden, wish I could do that too.
          I try to keep them out with powdered coyote urine - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't . .. . .

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