If A Tree FallsIs it possible it is going to all get together now and earn sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on sixty-six per cent of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that will become raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a one that can seriously deny global warming? Seriously, I want an inventory. If so, I don't believe they paid attention during a vacation or possibly they're repressing their memories, since it is certainly not just how I remember it.
If the science doesn't cause you to believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all you have time for is work and sleep, regarding the price of food, energy, insurance, growing? That's a reality. The 2 " in 30-minute rainstorms, which we've got had locally, produce lightening and wind that burns down houses and takes down our most stately shade trees. Does it add up when the tree hits the car or house, or individuals no longer shade permitting the children to remain the yard and they also receive third degree burns on the playground slide? I don't bear in mind. The insect infected, downed and logged trees not absorb the carbon when they did, but they can be just trees and you could crank up the environment conditioning and remain inside. This is America why not? Your individual rights are usually in the constitution through God that also includes comfort.
The shattering fact to me is that everyone has no involvement in what makes sense and no desire for the truth; or should I say so the majority are so cock-sure they know the reality. This is truth quite outside of education or investigation and often wrapped up inside the 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by among my daughter's college friends within his summation of his side of any political discussion with'.'if you're so smart, why shouldn't you be rich'?
There is a whole generation of entitled individuals, fattened on jobs that earned big money despite no knowledge and little effort, in addition to socialibility and going to the right place in the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people will not be contrite, they may be bitter. They believe they've got a right on the continuation of the money, a to certainly spend and utilize resources and in addition they 'conger up' a political view that supports their straight away to easy money, in spite of the snow globe economy fantasy that has been created for it that occur, and no matter what it means into the future. They believe the economy can and will expand forever.
Cars will be more important compared to highways they drive on, and houses are definitely more important compared to the neighborhoods they stay at home. Taxes represent about bat roosting people a go to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools and also the virtual order with their civilization originates from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, and since invisibly as children who can't or won't read, or make arithmetic calculations not to say know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education must be a realtor or maybe a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude is likely to make the world a challenging, polluted and unholy destination for a live.
And that's virtually where we have been. Is it possible for doing this to seem sensible?
The car- ahh- your vehicle. The position the poor can seem middle class along with the middle class can be displayed wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across the street. The car may be the coarse, indelible concept of status. Small cars are for first time immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to want comfort at any cost. They must handle of the mountain passes and spare the kids the embarrassment old. For these cars we've got the directly to cheap gas. No one can make us get rid of our cars and walk.
Our public lands aren't pretty much experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands should also be open to the internal combustion contrivance available. Owning and driving a motor vehicle, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, is incorporated in the bill of rights. Somewhere missing would be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an fascination with what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question on the masters in the universe the 2% with corralled 60% with all the different money is. If you're so rich, why can't you be smart?
What is missing is a great sports analogy to describe the material inequity. It's such as the middle of your football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there isn't any room for you personally on the team. The game went from 11 to players. Only the 6 players are financed with hockey rink and gear with the game And the action is from town. You're odd man out.
But however the rich were smart enough to rig the overall game to gain the treasure, they've fowled the nest by themselves as well as us which is everyone's most immediate problem. You can't eat, drink or breath money. Some of that ozone that drifts around Pinedale Wyoming may just make it to Dick Cheney's house in Jackson. The banker while using home in La Jolla has become bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and contains bought a house which will be underwater, literally, in manufactured years. He can turn to Florida but his seafood will likely be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot to get outside so from his air-conditioned family area he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up around the beach. Oil and gas pipelines, scoured by river debris, break and ruin the fly fishing to the natural gas 'wild-catter' that fought every proposed climate, water and pipe line regulation, and flaunted the others, to create his fortune.
It reminds me in the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that can take place in Europe in the plague. In an effort to stay away from the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves within their castles. The rats along with their fleas were ready and anticipating them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that prevent the plague since they can be mobile and free'but obviously, just like ignorant in the cause on the death because the nobles.
Ignorance, community . has it's bliss, gets one nowhere in this world. The meek may yet inherit our planet, nevertheless they may not need to. The mainstream media, shows us people starving in Somalia, shows us the tornados, the oil spills, the floods, the nuclear power plant meltdowns, although not the people still in tents or trailers, not time frame shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, yet not the results. Sometimes the effects are not even measured as with Fukishima. Have we heard about the radiation that drifted together with the jet stream straight to your West coast and on to become caught by my very own west side from the Rockies; radiation that insinuates itself into every living thing. Sometimes the photo just fades from view like Joplin or Detroit or New Orleans or Minot. There are no patterns here it suggests; just an exotic streak of bad luck; without the need of effect, no cause; No climatic change, nor insufficient that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate management of environmental laws which could safe guard the resources we should instead live; no knowing that 'if you poison the planet more info earth our planet will poison you'. Will a tree should drop with your head correctly to 'hit home'?
All of us must come to grips with this excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to the present are for the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to get its oil and gas main and coal extracted west with the Mississippi, for that most part, until the propane discovery in a area supplying the waters to New York City. It has become exciting to find out the extraction method know as fracking generate a blip about the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are from sight and soon beyond mind until they're on your head. Hopefully the simple fact of local aging nuclear power plants, with on-site waste storage, are pause for thought after Fukishima and also the floods in Missouri I'm sure the East Coast's time arrive as there are ultimately no winners in the coffee lottery.
I am particularly enthusiastic about one fantasy that we have now been managing, and wishing operating our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There isn't any such thing it doesn't matter how many ads you observe on TV. There is clean energy, but it's not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment at the start. Our government employed to invest in such a thing, but additionally to being crippled by politics, we have been crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is affordable[ish] energy is cheap with the pump, in comparison on the rest of the earth. This we have now subsidized through regulations, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it's becoming very costly due to its effect on java prices but, maddeningly, there's no mental connection to the telltale 'externalized' costs were beginning to give the inability might cost us our very lives. The gas industry truly does offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse for making any efforts to scale back it's carbon footprint configuring it OUT in the ground. It flares and fracks as you desire, allowing methane and open pits of benzene as well as other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into air. A drilling site is definitely an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call employees rough necks for nothing. And remember that we will live to regret the countless gallons of water that continues to be rendered unusable by easy use in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible through the extraction industry, or politicians. I could carry on but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls from the forest and there is absolutely no one there to know it, does it generate a sound?
When a tree falls on the head, does anybody wonder why?
Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462