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Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:24:46 AM »
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is by Bill McKibben

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719

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Re: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 12:16:16 PM »
"Just before that September climate march in New York, I began to contemplate how human beings a century from now will view those of us who lived in the era when climate change was recognized, and yet there was so much more that we could have done. They may feel utter contempt for us. They may regard us as the crew who squandered their inheritance, like drunkards gambling away a family fortune that, in this case, is everyone’s everywhere and everything. I’m talking, of course, about the natural world itself when it was in good working order. They will see us as people who fiddled while everything burned.

They will think we were insane to worry about celebrities and fleeting political scandals and whether we had nice bodies. They will think the newspapers should have had a gigantic black box above the fold of the front page every day saying “Here are some stories about other things, BUT CLIMATE IS STILL THE BIGGEST STORY OF ALL.”

 Rebecca Solnit

  http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-12-23/everything-s-coming-together-while-everything-falls-apart
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