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  •  Are we that stupid, really Are we ? (3+ / 0-)
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    Penny GC, New Rule, mmacdDE

    Firstly I'm not an expert, just a guy that has been following climate change more closely than most of the people I know ( people here excluded ).
     I am serious when I ask that question, Are we that stupid that we don't understand what is actually happening to our planet RIGHT now ?
     Is it our short attention spans ?
     Is it information overload ?
     Is it the media, not telling the truth for a number of reasons, including corporate ownership ?
    Or Are we really that selfish and stupid ?
     If I had my way, the state of the planet would be lead story everyday until it sinks in.

    Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture

    by nezzclay on Tue May 14, 2013 at 02:39:41 PM PDT

    •  There's a huge difference between (2+ / 0-)
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      nezzclay, Deward Hastings

      Knowing something and being able to do anything about it.

      I think most people at this point realize the weather is wonky, and things are changing.

      What are they supposed to do? And don't tell me to buy a new car I can't afford, retrofit my house which I also can't afford, take non-existent public transportation, move, or replace every appliance in my house, as well as my heating and AC.

      I've changed my lightbulbs, I grow some of my own veggies, I try to buy local food when possible, and I don't travel much. But my family is scattered, so if I want to see them SOMEBODY is going to be flying, because train service in this country is a joke.

      •  There'e not enough people... (0+ / 0-)

        thinking like you and doing what you are doing, there are not enough that understand why you are doing it.
         The truth needs to get through peoples heads, somehow. I'm always thinking of how I can get through to people.
         We have to keep trying.
         

        Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture

        by nezzclay on Tue May 14, 2013 at 06:24:56 PM PDT

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