If A Tree FallsIs it possible it can all get together now and earn sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on 2 / 3 of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that becomes raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a one who can seriously deny global warming? Seriously, I want a listing. If so, I don't believe they paid attention growing up or possibly they're repressing their memories, as it's certainly not the best way I remember it.
If the science doesn't cause you to be believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all an individual has time for is work and sleep, regarding the price of food, energy, insurance, growing? That's a reality. The two inches in 30-minute rainstorms, which we've had locally, produce lightening and wind that burns down houses and takes down our most stately shade trees. Does it sound right when the tree hits the car or house, or individuals no longer shade to allow for the children to stay in the yard and they also receive third degree burns from your playground slide? I don't bear in mind. The insect infected, downed and logged trees don't absorb the carbon because they did, but they may be just trees and you'll crank up the oxygen conditioning and turn into inside. This is America why not? Your individual rights have been in the constitution and also by God which includes comfort.
The shattering fact to me is that folk have no curiosity about what makes sense and no fascination with the truth; or should I say so the majority are so cock-sure they know the simple truth. This is truth quite separate from education or investigation and often wrapped up inside 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by one among my daughter's college friends in the 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 lots of money despite no knowledge and little effort, besides socialibility and going to the right place on the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people usually are not contrite, they're bitter. They believe these people have a right for the continuation of the money, a to spend and utilize resources and in addition they 'conger up' a political view that supports their directly to easy money, no matter the snow globe economy fantasy which was created for it to occur, and it doesn't matter what it means into the future. They believe the economy can and will expand forever.
Cars will be more important versus the highways they drive on, and houses are definitely more important versus the neighborhoods they stay at home. Taxes represent to people a go to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools along with the virtual order of the civilization emanates 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 not to say know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education must be a realtor or perhaps a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude can make the world an arduous, polluted and unholy location to live.
And that's just about where were. Is it possible for this to sound right?
The car- ahh- the auto. The placed the poor can be shown middle class as well as the middle class can look wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across the road. The car will be the coarse, indelible concise explaination status. Small cars are for brand spanking new immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to desire comfort no matter what. They must management of the mountain passes and spare the kids the embarrassment of aging. For these cars we've the to certainly 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 must be open to your internal combustion contrivance available. Owning and the worry, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, is with the bill of rights. Somewhere missing would be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an curiosity about what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question for the masters from the universe the 2% who've corralled 60% of all of the money is. If you're so rich, why can't you be smart?
What is missing is a superb sports analogy to spell out the material inequity. It's during the middle of any football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there is absolutely no room to suit your needs 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 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 in their own business 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 might just make it to Dick Cheney's house in Jackson. The banker with all the home in La Jolla continues to be bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and possesses bought a house that is to be underwater, literally, in not many years. He can relocate to Florida but his seafood will probably be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot to get outside so from his air-conditioned family room 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 create his fortune.
It reminds me from the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that can place in Europe over the plague. In an effort to prevent the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves inside their castles. The rats and fleas were ready and awaiting them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that prevent the plague because they are mobile and free'but obviously, in the same way ignorant on the cause from 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, nevertheless 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 period of time shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, although not the results. Sometimes the outcomes are not even measured just as Fukishima. Have we heard about the radiation that drifted using the jet stream straight for the West coast and on for being caught by my personal west side on 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 a unique streak of bad luck; without any effect, no cause; No climatic change, nor insufficient that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate management of environmental laws that can safe guard the resources we have to live; no knowing that 'if you poison our planet our planet will poison you'. Will a tree ought to drop on your own head for doing this to 'hit home'?
All of us ought to come to grips with his excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to the are within the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to possess its oil and propane and coal extracted west in the Mississippi, for that most part, until the propane discovery within an area supplying the waters to New York City. It may be exciting to view the extraction method know as fracking create a blip about the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are outside of sight and soon from mind until they may be 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 considering one fantasy that we have now been living alongside, and wishing wonderful our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There is not any such thing it doesn't matter how many ads you observe on TV. There is clean energy, yet it is not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment in the beginning. Our government familiar with invest in such a thing, and also to being crippled by politics, were crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is affordable[ish] strength that is cheap with the pump, in comparison on the rest of the planet. This we've got subsidized through regulations and tax breaks, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it really is becoming very costly due to its effect on global warming but, maddeningly, there isn't a mental connection to the telltale 'externalized' costs we have been beginning to spend the money for inability cost us our very lives. The gas main industry truly does offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse for making any efforts to relieve it's carbon footprint setting it up OUT on the ground. It flares and fracks as you desire, read more allowing methane and open pits of benzene as well as other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the oxygen. A drilling site is surely an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call employees rough necks for nothing. And keep in mind that we will live to regret the a lot of gallons of water that may be rendered unusable by easy use in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible through the extraction industry, or politicians. I could continue but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls inside forest and there isn't any one there to know it, does it generate a sound?
When a tree falls on your own head, does anybody wonder why?
Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462