So much for the obvious abatement by government, capitalism and the military of global warming progress.
To move ahead from the grass roots up we need more than disgruntled people occupying wall street.
We see the signs of collapse of the capitalist system all around us.
Any project meets its end. Industrialism has fueled dictators to power and as we watch China use this same method, we already know how it will play out. How many more will follow? We very obviously cannot endure the stress of our ecology to see India, Africa and so on use industrialism to conquer the needs of hunger and famine, rightly things that must change. Desperation is what is forcing many to disregard global warming science, climate change and all the signs we see showing us our present methods spell ecological disaster and over population driven end of times for our earth and thus us. I will also say we have deliberately destroyed, in the name of religion and other things, much knowledge from long past eras.
Knowing that governments repeatedly fail often and the lazy human factor causes our ambition to fall silent after revolution, how do we as Drui make this leap of faith a way for all others? Do we sit knowing our fate and do nothing? Is a leap of faith a call to action? Questions which run large.....
We are headed into a time which "things are not going to return to business as usual". In fact they simply cannot. Too much has changed with our times to ever go back to how things were. Building new homes is fuel for economy, however we have more homes then we need. Food supply is a factor which relies on oil, and as we face rising fuel prices we obviously face rising food prices. Eventually the capitalist system of supply and demand will meet the other end of the stick: shipping becomes too expensive.
Are we all really helpless? Have we allowed our socialist capitalism to make is impossible to bring change in any kind of time? Or are we going to see change as a natural progression of fuel expense overturning huge business due to their lack of ability to adapt?
that we have a divide due to belief or not in science? Has science become the dark age of our time? Is this why people disbelieve global warming?
It freed us from the grips of religion in a lot of ways long ago, can it overcome the skeptical agression of politics.
I would say that most of us "believe" our earth is in trouble because of our ways, not just our abuse of oil, (the burning of the earth) and deforestation, but even more so due to our lack of concern at a personal level. Here is where I see the lack of commitment. It is hard to commit our goals in the face of a time where drones wander the skis, our cell phones have spyware and everything is linked to a credit system that screws us out of our family wealth and future.
For all of the reasons above, I say no, the article is far to over simple in its view. I see factors that range in many directions to say that people ignore global warming just because they do not believe science. In a way the article is right in "people choose
to ignore science". That IMO would be more accurate. And in a lot of ways they have every right to feel that way. It is self defeating however, on a grand scale to allow ourselves to be defeated in such ways as we are now.
Can America change for the better?http://www.npr.org/2011/12/06/142942778 ... gas-limits
The biggest reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, however, will have to come from refineries and power plants. Each company will get allowances to emit a certain amount. If they can't live within the cap, they can pay someone else to reduce gases somewhere else
Can America move from industrialism into a new age of ecological responsibility and make it pay off?
Will we as a people change from our disbelief of global warming science into a model for other countries? The test ground here is often California.
And as we watch this state work from a position of bad debt into a new way of life, perhaps the rest of the states may follow this lead. That is of course... if the politicians keep their greedy hands off! http://www.npr.org/2011/12/06/143156586 ... for-change