Has the world (as we know it) ended?

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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,703
    Fewer Americans is better for the world at large.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 32,640
    dankind said:
    Fewer Americans is better for the world at large.
    We need more assholes.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 37,703
    dankind said:
    Fewer Americans is better for the world at large.
    We need more assholes.

    ...and fewer hemorrhoids.
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 7,340
    mace1229 said:
    two parents with two kids is a ratio of 1:1. we'd probably be better off to lessen our population, but currently, I've read, it's still sustainable at the current level (the amount of food american throws out could feed the planet, for example). it's just not sustainable at the current rate of population growth. 
    I know we are wasteful with food, but no way can the food we throw out feed the planet. We’re only 1/20th of the planet. We don’t throw out enough to feed 20 times our population. I’d believe we throw out enough to feed all the homeless and those without here, but not the world.
    I agree with the 1:1 ratio. Problem is I don’t think we could enforce anything like that. I remember growing up as a kid and all the negative talk towards China for doing it. It wouldn’t fly here until it was already too late.
    correct, it was an exaggeration and I should have qualified it as such. the real number is just as disturbing: 

    According to the U.N. Environment Programme, industrialized countries in North America, Europe and Asia collectively waste 222 million tons of food each year. In contrast, countries in sub-Saharan Africa produce 230 million tons of food each year. That means sub-Saharan Africa’s food output is practically equal to the amount of food wasted by the world’s richest countries. 

    source: https://www.wfpusa.org/articles/8-facts-to-know-about-food-waste-and-hunger/#:~:text=3) 30-40% of,food is damaged or spoiled
    That number actually isn’t surprising to me. NA, Europe and Asia is the majority of the world. I’m not surprised the food we all collectively waste could feed sub-Saharan Africa.
  • StoveStove Posts: 195
    And what about Monkey-pox. I (without any evidence) think the earth is creating more diseases.
    SSH
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,703
    Good riddance!
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  • jhager79jhager79 Kitchener Ontario Posts: 222
    mace1229 said:
    mace1229 said:
    two parents with two kids is a ratio of 1:1. we'd probably be better off to lessen our population, but currently, I've read, it's still sustainable at the current level (the amount of food american throws out could feed the planet, for example). it's just not sustainable at the current rate of population growth. 
    I know we are wasteful with food, but no way can the food we throw out feed the planet. We’re only 1/20th of the planet. We don’t throw out enough to feed 20 times our population. I’d believe we throw out enough to feed all the homeless and those without here, but not the world.
    I agree with the 1:1 ratio. Problem is I don’t think we could enforce anything like that. I remember growing up as a kid and all the negative talk towards China for doing it. It wouldn’t fly here until it was already too late.
    correct, it was an exaggeration and I should have qualified it as such. the real number is just as disturbing: 

    According to the U.N. Environment Programme, industrialized countries in North America, Europe and Asia collectively waste 222 million tons of food each year. In contrast, countries in sub-Saharan Africa produce 230 million tons of food each year. That means sub-Saharan Africa’s food output is practically equal to the amount of food wasted by the world’s richest countries. 

    source: https://www.wfpusa.org/articles/8-facts-to-know-about-food-waste-and-hunger/#:~:text=3) 30-40% of,food is damaged or spoiled
    That number actually isn’t surprising to me. NA, Europe and Asia is the majority of the world. I’m not surprised the food we all collectively waste could feed sub-Saharan Africa.
    I work in a grocery store and the amount of food waste through pure laziness is staggering. The amount thrown out from the store I work at alone in one week could easily feed 1000 people a week.
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  • jhager79jhager79 Kitchener Ontario Posts: 222
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 32,640
    jhager79 said:
    mace1229 said:
    mace1229 said:
    two parents with two kids is a ratio of 1:1. we'd probably be better off to lessen our population, but currently, I've read, it's still sustainable at the current level (the amount of food american throws out could feed the planet, for example). it's just not sustainable at the current rate of population growth. 
    I know we are wasteful with food, but no way can the food we throw out feed the planet. We’re only 1/20th of the planet. We don’t throw out enough to feed 20 times our population. I’d believe we throw out enough to feed all the homeless and those without here, but not the world.
    I agree with the 1:1 ratio. Problem is I don’t think we could enforce anything like that. I remember growing up as a kid and all the negative talk towards China for doing it. It wouldn’t fly here until it was already too late.
    correct, it was an exaggeration and I should have qualified it as such. the real number is just as disturbing: 

    According to the U.N. Environment Programme, industrialized countries in North America, Europe and Asia collectively waste 222 million tons of food each year. In contrast, countries in sub-Saharan Africa produce 230 million tons of food each year. That means sub-Saharan Africa’s food output is practically equal to the amount of food wasted by the world’s richest countries. 

    source: https://www.wfpusa.org/articles/8-facts-to-know-about-food-waste-and-hunger/#:~:text=3) 30-40% of,food is damaged or spoiled
    That number actually isn’t surprising to me. NA, Europe and Asia is the majority of the world. I’m not surprised the food we all collectively waste could feed sub-Saharan Africa.
    I work in a grocery store and the amount of food waste through pure laziness is staggering. The amount thrown out from the store I work at alone in one week could easily feed 1000 people a week.
    Sheriff Joe Arpajo would take that food and feed the inmates to save the state money.
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,703
    jhager79 said:
    mace1229 said:
    mace1229 said:
    two parents with two kids is a ratio of 1:1. we'd probably be better off to lessen our population, but currently, I've read, it's still sustainable at the current level (the amount of food american throws out could feed the planet, for example). it's just not sustainable at the current rate of population growth. 
    I know we are wasteful with food, but no way can the food we throw out feed the planet. We’re only 1/20th of the planet. We don’t throw out enough to feed 20 times our population. I’d believe we throw out enough to feed all the homeless and those without here, but not the world.
    I agree with the 1:1 ratio. Problem is I don’t think we could enforce anything like that. I remember growing up as a kid and all the negative talk towards China for doing it. It wouldn’t fly here until it was already too late.
    correct, it was an exaggeration and I should have qualified it as such. the real number is just as disturbing: 

    According to the U.N. Environment Programme, industrialized countries in North America, Europe and Asia collectively waste 222 million tons of food each year. In contrast, countries in sub-Saharan Africa produce 230 million tons of food each year. That means sub-Saharan Africa’s food output is practically equal to the amount of food wasted by the world’s richest countries. 

    source: https://www.wfpusa.org/articles/8-facts-to-know-about-food-waste-and-hunger/#:~:text=3) 30-40% of,food is damaged or spoiled
    That number actually isn’t surprising to me. NA, Europe and Asia is the majority of the world. I’m not surprised the food we all collectively waste could feed sub-Saharan Africa.
    I work in a grocery store and the amount of food waste through pure laziness is staggering. The amount thrown out from the store I work at alone in one week could easily feed 1000 people a week.
    Sheriff Joe Arpajo would take that food and feed the inmates to save the state money.
    Growing up on a farm in Florida, we always got truckloads of expired Winn Dixie or Piggly Wiggly produce for our livestock, mainly pigs. That's not to say that the family didn't also help ourselves to whatever still looked good enough to eat, but we couldn't let them know that we might eat it; it was animal-grade at that point or something, I guess.

    The folks using our farm in Vermont have a similar deal with the Shaw's up there, I think.
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  • jhager79jhager79 Kitchener Ontario Posts: 222
    dankind said:
    jhager79 said:
    mace1229 said:
    mace1229 said:
    two parents with two kids is a ratio of 1:1. we'd probably be better off to lessen our population, but currently, I've read, it's still sustainable at the current level (the amount of food american throws out could feed the planet, for example). it's just not sustainable at the current rate of population growth. 
    I know we are wasteful with food, but no way can the food we throw out feed the planet. We’re only 1/20th of the planet. We don’t throw out enough to feed 20 times our population. I’d believe we throw out enough to feed all the homeless and those without here, but not the world.
    I agree with the 1:1 ratio. Problem is I don’t think we could enforce anything like that. I remember growing up as a kid and all the negative talk towards China for doing it. It wouldn’t fly here until it was already too late.
    correct, it was an exaggeration and I should have qualified it as such. the real number is just as disturbing: 

    According to the U.N. Environment Programme, industrialized countries in North America, Europe and Asia collectively waste 222 million tons of food each year. In contrast, countries in sub-Saharan Africa produce 230 million tons of food each year. That means sub-Saharan Africa’s food output is practically equal to the amount of food wasted by the world’s richest countries. 

    source: https://www.wfpusa.org/articles/8-facts-to-know-about-food-waste-and-hunger/#:~:text=3) 30-40% of,food is damaged or spoiled
    That number actually isn’t surprising to me. NA, Europe and Asia is the majority of the world. I’m not surprised the food we all collectively waste could feed sub-Saharan Africa.
    I work in a grocery store and the amount of food waste through pure laziness is staggering. The amount thrown out from the store I work at alone in one week could easily feed 1000 people a week.
    Sheriff Joe Arpajo would take that food and feed the inmates to save the state money.
    Growing up on a farm in Florida, we always got truckloads of expired Winn Dixie or Piggly Wiggly produce for our livestock, mainly pigs. That's not to say that the family didn't also help ourselves to whatever still looked good enough to eat, but we couldn't let them know that we might eat it; it was animal-grade at that point or something, I guess.

    The folks using our farm in Vermont have a similar deal with the Shaw's up there, I think.
    We have a similar agreement with local farmers. Most of the products I'm referring to unfortunately aren't past code, but not visually appealing or slightly marked. Bruised apples, spotted cauliflower, ripped exterior packaging etc. All perfectly fine food thrown away because of laziness. For instance last month we had 80 cases of 8 strawberries thrown away because of one or two berries had sweaters instead of removing the off berries they all got thrown down the compactor. If the average person only knew.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 37,703
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
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  • StoveStove Posts: 195
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    This week? More like every hour...
    SSH
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 37,703
    Stove said:
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    This week? More like every hour...

    No kidding!  I'm trying to reduce my news reading time a bit... but not making much progress.  :frowning:
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  • joseph33joseph33 NashvillePosts: 1,003
    It's Evolution baby!!!
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,721
    Haven't read through all the posts here, but I've been reading The 6th Extinction and changes are coming sooner than people think. If the acidification of the oceans continues at the current rate, they could be a barren expanse by the end of the century. As that happens the world will dramatically change. Anything unable to adapt and evolve will die off and most species on this planet can't adapt that fast so the extinction rate will increase dramatically. Human life will probably continue for long after, but things are going to be rough for the next century.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • jhager79jhager79 Kitchener Ontario Posts: 222
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    Somedays I think it be better to just stay in my own little bubble like a lot of people I know. They seem happy. Uninformed but happy. 
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 24,459
    jhager79 said:
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    Somedays I think it be better to just stay in my own little bubble like a lot of people I know. They seem happy. Uninformed but happy. 
    I’ve thought that too. How blissful! Just worry about myself, know nothing of import, and simply float along in life, happily ignorant.

    Ah, what a life that would be, no?

    But I just can’t. That’s simply not my character, and for better or worse, I’m quite thankful for that. 
  • StoveStove Posts: 195
    jhager79 said:
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    Somedays I think it be better to just stay in my own little bubble like a lot of people I know. They seem happy. Uninformed but happy. 
    Honestly thats the way to go...imagine thinking death is imminent and the world is trash...well then you be me...and it suxxxxxxx.
    SSH
  • StoveStove Posts: 195
    Stove said:
    jhager79 said:
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    Somedays I think it be better to just stay in my own little bubble like a lot of people I know. They seem happy. Uninformed but happy. 
    Honestly thats the way to go...imagine thinking death is imminent and the world is trash...well then you be me...and it suxxxxxxx.
    And part of me is like....why? Why did I have to be around to see the end of civilization, my grandad died in his sleep. I get to be around when a bunch of humans didn't give a shit and destroyed themselves. We didn't work together, we were warned and ultimately we didn't care. Not enough people gave a shit. And we clenched it, we collectively screwed ourselves.
    SSH
  • jhager79jhager79 Kitchener Ontario Posts: 222
    Stove said:
    jhager79 said:
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    Somedays I think it be better to just stay in my own little bubble like a lot of people I know. They seem happy. Uninformed but happy. 
    Honestly thats the way to go...imagine thinking death is imminent and the world is trash...well then you be me...and it suxxxxxxx.
    I can't do it though. It's horrible for my anxiety but I just can't turn away. I do think that the world is a better place than we give it credit for. Truly believe that the vast majority of people are good, sometimes we just need to be reminded of how to treat others. If we treated others the way we want to be treated society we function a lot better than it does currently.  I make a conscious effort to live that way and it makes a big difference for me.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 37,703
    Stove said:
    jhager79 said:
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    Somedays I think it be better to just stay in my own little bubble like a lot of people I know. They seem happy. Uninformed but happy. 
    Honestly thats the way to go...imagine thinking death is imminent and the world is trash...well then you be me...and it suxxxxxxx.

    Stove said:
    Stove said:
    jhager79 said:
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    Somedays I think it be better to just stay in my own little bubble like a lot of people I know. They seem happy. Uninformed but happy. 
    Honestly thats the way to go...imagine thinking death is imminent and the world is trash...well then you be me...and it suxxxxxxx.
    And part of me is like....why? Why did I have to be around to see the end of civilization, my grandad died in his sleep. I get to be around when a bunch of humans didn't give a shit and destroyed themselves. We didn't work together, we were warned and ultimately we didn't care. Not enough people gave a shit. And we clenched it, we collectively screwed ourselves.
    Man, I get it.  It is so frustrating to see how our species simply fucked it all up.
    Yet still, I think it's worth trying to find meaning in all of this.  And because I have a hard time staying with the following thought, I feel a little bit hypocritical even before I write this, but let's try it anyway.
    Sometimes it can be valuable to keep in mind that we are fragile beings and death is always imminent, if for no other reason than that a lifetime goes by quickly, and it goes faster the older you get.  And even day-to-day, any of us could be gone in an instant.  Who hasn't had at least one close call (I've had over a dozen)?
    So knowing that, you have a few choices- worry about it all the time, be oblivious, or make the best of at least some part of each day.  How do I say this without sounding like a Hallmark card or new age philosopher- especially when it's been said a thousand times and usually better than I could?  But really, each day we are alive gives us an opportunity to grow, learn, take pleasure, help someone or some critter, or be creative.   I have to remind myself that a lot and find some way to make each day count, at least a little.
    Stove, I hope you can at least find a balance.  Like what Hedonist said, I'm the same way,  I can't just turn it all off- but I hope you can find somethings  that help give you some purpose, joy, a way to help make things better, or some kind of pleasure.  I hope we all can.

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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 32,640
    Everybody must bless for the ugly sea snakes in the ocean so we can lose the albatross from our necks...
  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 4,856
    jhager79 said:
    Stove said:
    jhager79 said:
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    Somedays I think it be better to just stay in my own little bubble like a lot of people I know. They seem happy. Uninformed but happy. 
    Honestly thats the way to go...imagine thinking death is imminent and the world is trash...well then you be me...and it suxxxxxxx.
    I can't do it though. It's horrible for my anxiety but I just can't turn away. I do think that the world is a better place than we give it credit for. Truly believe that the vast majority of people are good, sometimes we just need to be reminded of how to treat others. If we treated others the way we want to be treated society we function a lot better than it does currently.  I make a conscious effort to live that way and it makes a big difference for me.

    What’s the saying, most people are nice but not kind? They are mostly concerned with themselves and their own circle of family/friends? 

    The one thing we can do to help the planet is end coal now. But try having that discussion with a Republican voter or an independent. 
  • static111static111 Posts: 3,742
    jhager79 said:
    Stove said:
    jhager79 said:
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    Somedays I think it be better to just stay in my own little bubble like a lot of people I know. They seem happy. Uninformed but happy. 
    Honestly thats the way to go...imagine thinking death is imminent and the world is trash...well then you be me...and it suxxxxxxx.
    I can't do it though. It's horrible for my anxiety but I just can't turn away. I do think that the world is a better place than we give it credit for. Truly believe that the vast majority of people are good, sometimes we just need to be reminded of how to treat others. If we treated others the way we want to be treated society we function a lot better than it does currently.  I make a conscious effort to live that way and it makes a big difference for me.

    What’s the saying, most people are nice but not kind? They are mostly concerned with themselves and their own circle of family/friends? 

    The one thing we can do to help the planet is end coal now. But try having that discussion with a Republican voter or an independent. 
    Though that would be a help, I don't think the issue is that simple.  We still have factory farming, global shipping, the decimation of the rainforest, over fishing, ocean pollution etc.  It is a very interconnected ecosystem of destruction and if we just take one link out of the web without greatly rethinking how to make our society more sustainable we will at best just kick the can down the road.
    Scio me nihil scire
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 32,640
    static111 said:
    jhager79 said:
    Stove said:
    jhager79 said:
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    Somedays I think it be better to just stay in my own little bubble like a lot of people I know. They seem happy. Uninformed but happy. 
    Honestly thats the way to go...imagine thinking death is imminent and the world is trash...well then you be me...and it suxxxxxxx.
    I can't do it though. It's horrible for my anxiety but I just can't turn away. I do think that the world is a better place than we give it credit for. Truly believe that the vast majority of people are good, sometimes we just need to be reminded of how to treat others. If we treated others the way we want to be treated society we function a lot better than it does currently.  I make a conscious effort to live that way and it makes a big difference for me.

    What’s the saying, most people are nice but not kind? They are mostly concerned with themselves and their own circle of family/friends? 

    The one thing we can do to help the planet is end coal now. But try having that discussion with a Republican voter or an independent. 
    Though that would be a help, I don't think the issue is that simple.  We still have factory farming, global shipping, the decimation of the rainforest, over fishing, ocean pollution etc.  It is a very interconnected ecosystem of destruction and if we just take one link out of the web without greatly rethinking how to make our society more sustainable we will at best just kick the can down the road.
    Aren't ships a good method of shipping?  Lose the next day air stuff and there you go.
  • static111static111 Posts: 3,742
    static111 said:
    jhager79 said:
    Stove said:
    jhager79 said:
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    Somedays I think it be better to just stay in my own little bubble like a lot of people I know. They seem happy. Uninformed but happy. 
    Honestly thats the way to go...imagine thinking death is imminent and the world is trash...well then you be me...and it suxxxxxxx.
    I can't do it though. It's horrible for my anxiety but I just can't turn away. I do think that the world is a better place than we give it credit for. Truly believe that the vast majority of people are good, sometimes we just need to be reminded of how to treat others. If we treated others the way we want to be treated society we function a lot better than it does currently.  I make a conscious effort to live that way and it makes a big difference for me.

    What’s the saying, most people are nice but not kind? They are mostly concerned with themselves and their own circle of family/friends? 

    The one thing we can do to help the planet is end coal now. But try having that discussion with a Republican voter or an independent. 
    Though that would be a help, I don't think the issue is that simple.  We still have factory farming, global shipping, the decimation of the rainforest, over fishing, ocean pollution etc.  It is a very interconnected ecosystem of destruction and if we just take one link out of the web without greatly rethinking how to make our society more sustainable we will at best just kick the can down the road.
    Aren't ships a good method of shipping?  Lose the next day air stuff and there you go.
    I'm inferring shortening a supply chain by reshoring and creating closer trade and manufacturing ties with regional partners so there is no need for intercontinental long distance shipping.
    Scio me nihil scire
  • static111static111 Posts: 3,742
    static111 said:
    jhager79 said:
    Stove said:
    jhager79 said:
    brianlux said:
    jhager79 said:
    I might be the only one who thinks like this but this feels like a week that could change the world in an unaimagined way.  One of those weeks/ days that would be looked at as when things happened that didn't need to happen that set us on course for disaster. 

    I hear you, J.  Reading the NY Times this morning put me in that frame of mind as well.  What a start to the day!  Can't sleep because of the heat, so get up and read about the world going to shit.  
    More coffee, please! 
    Somedays I think it be better to just stay in my own little bubble like a lot of people I know. They seem happy. Uninformed but happy. 
    Honestly thats the way to go...imagine thinking death is imminent and the world is trash...well then you be me...and it suxxxxxxx.
    I can't do it though. It's horrible for my anxiety but I just can't turn away. I do think that the world is a better place than we give it credit for. Truly believe that the vast majority of people are good, sometimes we just need to be reminded of how to treat others. If we treated others the way we want to be treated society we function a lot better than it does currently.  I make a conscious effort to live that way and it makes a big difference for me.

    What’s the saying, most people are nice but not kind? They are mostly concerned with themselves and their own circle of family/friends? 

    The one thing we can do to help the planet is end coal now. But try having that discussion with a Republican voter or an independent. 
    Though that would be a help, I don't think the issue is that simple.  We still have factory farming, global shipping, the decimation of the rainforest, over fishing, ocean pollution etc.  It is a very interconnected ecosystem of destruction and if we just take one link out of the web without greatly rethinking how to make our society more sustainable we will at best just kick the can down the road.
    Aren't ships a good method of shipping?  Lose the next day air stuff and there you go.
    https://clearseas.org/en/air-pollution/  Yes compared to other methods, but still harmful.  Shortening supply chains and making economies continental or regional would do more for stability. As would manufacturing goods with longer shelf lifes so people don't need to buy a new toaster every 2 years, or a global campaign to conserve and use what you have as long as you can before replacing it.  Nobody needs to buy a new computer or phone or TV every few years, but still many millions do which is a resource waste. Also no one needs a tv in every room or a computer in every room, but still many millions do...all these things add up. Sadly there are no quick and easy or painless fixes, but the alternative will likely be more painful.
    Scio me nihil scire
  • StoveStove Posts: 195
    Bill Maher is someone controversial in some of his opinions I appreciate how he calls the left on their bullshit, he also has a good team of writers....and they're not wrong about some issues. Back on when we were talking about population earlier.
    SSH
  • ZodZod Posts: 8,677
    I think the problem with temperature rising, is what the climate changes to do land being used for agriculture.

    What happen's if the California drought doesn't end, and the farmers use up all the groundwater kind of thing (which is even hard to replenish than the lakes).    As the climate changes will we still have enough land/resources to keep growing food at the rates we do.

    That's one of my biggest concerns with climate change, is land changing in this way.   Land no longer being able to support agriculture.
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