There are DUers who still do not understand urgent and dire consequences of the earth's exploding population and the inevitable destructive consumption of that population.
The global population has grown from 1 billion in 1800 to 7.616 billion in 2018. Predicted to be 11 billion by 2088.
Humans will be gone before then.
Everything else is trivial in comparison to saving this planet's environment. Yet wingers, even when acknowledging the problem, have this "what the hell, it's already gone, so let's get rich" attitude!
I have one offspring, a 31yo son, so all of this is devastatingly heartbreaking to me. He will see the end.
It's bad now but was much worse then. My devoutly religious mother blamed every woman in every bad scenario involving a man. She never showed one bit of empathy or sympathy toward any woman, so I knew she'd never believe me. So much happened and I just carried tons of shame around with me many decades. I have told 2 people, both shrinks, both men, whom I trusted. It helped in a strange way to just have my truth out.
I'm now 72 and my 93yo mother is in a nursing home. She'll go to her death without ever understanding people. There's a tremendous emotional distance between us. I'm so grateful that such distance doesn't exist between my 31yo son and myself - he knows I can understand varied human interactions. And I'm so proud that he advocates for women's rights.
Folks don't want to hear the bad news and how dangerous the environment will become for their children. (Even my 31yo phd physicist son doesn't want to hear me or his dad expound on the dangers.) Besides, it's probably bad for msnbc ratings.
The guy said it was difficult for him, knowing the truth, because this is his profession. And yet he has to write about it every day. I remember when first reading and absorbing all the bad news, how I went for weeks in such a depression that I'd go into intense crying bouts. And we've seen many DUers who are in denial of the extent of climate change and to what dire measure we MUST take to mitigate it.
Temps in the Arctic remain way above normal, which will release more methane from the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean.
This is a feedback mechanism. I sat in a theater one evening watching Star Wars and began crying because a scene in the movie reminded me what's going to happen to earth, not in our lifetimes but in our children's. This knowledge is crushing.
Here are the "101 Top Web Resources on Climate Change"
From general climate change news to specific scientific information.
If you have a strong stomach, read this - or if you value your peace of mind, don't....
The Chinese gov't's policy has really changed in 8yrs when we were there in 2010.
We were frankly astounded by the number of Chinese Muslims in Shanghai and there were even daily loudspeakers calls to worship!
What a wonderful story that can teach everyone of us that we can help, that we should never excuse ourselves for not attempting.
No sir, don't eat pork either. And I LOVED ham and bacon but stopped eating it. I'm sure your Boston butt was delicious too and must've smelled heavenly.
My east Tennessee granddaddy owned a slaughterhouse (right over the Smokies from you) and I grew up hearing my very religious momma say, "that's what gawd put 'em here for." She must've had a tinge of guilt about killin' 'em. And I grew up on a small 75 acre farm there where my pet calves would disappear. When my brother, sister, and I figured out what'd happened to them, we stopped eating red meat. It was as if they'd sent our dogs out for slaughter. I later resumed my heavier carnivore ways in my twenties but then stopped again for various reasons: compassion, my own health's sake and that of the environment's.
I'm one of those overly sensitive snowflakes. But to each, his own.
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