If A Tree FallsIs it possible it can all agree now and earn sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on 66 % of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that gets to be raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a individual who 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, because it's certainly not how I remember it.
If the science doesn't cause you to be believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all you yourself have time for is work and sleep, have you detected the price of food, energy, insurance, getting larger? That's a reality. The 2 " in 30-minute rainstorms, which we have now had locally, produce lightening and wind that burns down houses and takes down our most stately shade trees. Does it seem sensible when the tree hits the car or house, or if you find no longer shade allowing the children to stay in the yard plus they 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 since they did, but they're just trees and you will crank up the environment conditioning and remain inside. This is America why not? Your individual rights will be in the constitution and also God that has comfort.
The shattering fact personally is that individuals have no curiosity about what makes sense and no fascination with the truth; or should I say so some are so cock-sure they know the facts. This is truth quite outside of education or investigation and often wrapped up from the 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by certainly one of my daughter's college friends within his summation of his side of your 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 a ton of money despite no knowledge and little effort, besides socialibility and staying at the right place with the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people will not be contrite, they're bitter. They believe there is a right to your continuation of the money, a to certainly spend and utilize resources plus they 'conger up' a political view that supports their straight away to easy money, in spite of the snow globe economy fantasy that had been created for it that occurs, and it doesn't matter what it means in the future. They believe the economy can and really should expand forever.
Cars are definitely more important compared to highways they drive on, and houses tend to be important compared to neighborhoods they stay at home. Taxes represent to those people an effort to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools plus the virtual order of these civilization derives from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, so that as invisibly as children who can't or won't read, or make arithmetic calculations aside from know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education should be a realtor or possibly a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude can certainly make the world a hard, polluted and unholy location to live.
And that's virtually where we're also. Is it possible correctly to sound right?
The car- ahh- the vehicle. The placed the poor can be shown middle class along with the middle class can be displayed wealthy. You can drive your financial statement outside. The car would be the coarse, indelible concept of status. Small cars are for brand spanking new immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to want comfort without exceptions. They must handle of the mountain passes and spare your kids the embarrassment of aging. For these cars we have now the to certainly cheap gas. No one can make us leave our cars and walk.
Our public lands aren't nearly experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands must be open to the internal combustion contrivance available. Owning and worries, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, is within the bill of rights. Somewhere missing may be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an involvement in what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question for the masters from the universe the 2% who've corralled 60% with all the different money is. If you're so rich, why can't you be smart?
What is missing is an excellent sports analogy to go into detail the material inequity. It's as with the middle of your football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there is absolutely no room available for you on the team. The game went from 11 to six players. Only the 6 players are financed with hockey rink and gear to the game And the experience is beyond town. You're odd man out.
But the rich were smart enough to rig the action to gain the treasure, they've fowled the nest by themselves as well as us this also 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 together with the home in La Jolla continues to be bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and it has bought a house which will be underwater, literally, in not many years. He can proceed to Florida but his seafood will likely be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot being outside so from his air-conditioned lounge 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 beautiful, water and pipe line regulation, and flaunted the remaining, to generate his fortune.
It reminds me from the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', which takes place in Europe throughout the plague. In a go to prevent the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves inside their castles. The rats and fleas were ready and looking forward to them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that prevent the plague because they are mobile and free'but naturally, equally ignorant in the cause with the death since the nobles.
Ignorance, even though it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere inside our world. The meek may yet inherit our planet, nonetheless they may not wish 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 the bottom shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, although not the results. Sometimes the outcomes are not even measured just as Fukishima. Have we have you ever heard about the radiation that drifted using the jet stream straight on the West coast after which on being caught by my own, personal west side from the Rockies; radiation that insinuates itself into every living thing. Sometimes the image just fades from view like Joplin or Detroit or New Orleans or Minot. There are no patterns here it suggests; just a here silly streak of bad luck; without having effect, no cause; No wipeout of the earths, nor insufficient that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate charge of environmental laws which could safe guard the resources we should instead live; no realizing that 'if you poison planet earth planet earth will poison you'. Will a tree should drop in your head for this to 'hit home'?
All of us have to come to grips with the excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to the present are for the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to possess its oil and propane and coal extracted west with the Mississippi, with the most part, until the propane discovery in a area supplying the waters to New York City. It continues to be exciting to view the extraction method know as fracking come up with a blip for the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are away from sight and soon outside of mind until these are on your head. Hopefully the actual fact of local aging nuclear power plants, with on-site waste storage, are pause for thought after Fukishima along with the floods in Missouri I'm sure the East Coast's time may come as there are ultimately no winners in the global warming lottery.
I am particularly enthusiastic about one fantasy that we've got been coping with, and wishing operating our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There is not any such thing it doesn't matter how many ads the thing is that on TV. There is clean energy, yet it's not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment in the beginning. Our government accustomed to invest in these kinds of thing, but will also to being crippled by politics, we're also crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is affordable[ish] energy is cheap for the pump, in comparison for the rest of the planet. This we now have subsidized through regulations, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it truly is becoming costly due to its effect on climatic change but, maddeningly, there isn't a mental connection about bat roosting 'externalized' costs we have been 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 to create any efforts to lessen it's carbon footprint received it OUT on the ground. It flares and fracks as you desire, allowing methane and open pits of benzene and also other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the oxygen. A drilling site can be an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call the staff rough necks for nothing. And let's face it we will live to regret the countless gallons of water that continues to be rendered unusable by used in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible through the extraction industry, or politicians. I could embark on but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls within the forest and there is absolutely no one there to listen for 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