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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 05:48 PM

2. Thank you.

Yet, I do not think it is only fossil fuel that is causing extinctions.

I learned only yesterday that 2/3 of the rivers in New Zealand, (which we think of as the last redoubt, right?) are so polluted that not only can you not drink from them, they cannot be swum in or even waded in.

This is because of the unregulated dairy industry in NZ. If the water is poisoned, then the biome is poisoned.

And there are other examples of industries besides fuel that are polluting our delicate ecology. Textiles, tech. etc.
https://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/our-smartphone-addiction-is-costing-the-earth-1299378

If we can draw the brakes on ALL consumption...if we live as our grandparents did, more simply..we can earn our bugs back. Bug by bug. Each decision we make to conserve, may mean one more bug, one less latte =one more bug.
One less cheap teeshirt one less crust of bread stolen from a hungry child...

As the great Depeche Mode once said, "Everything counts in large amounts." and we can all make a difference if we decide to go in that other, less consumer direction.

A modest proposal. Fuck Christmas. Fuck it. Let's walk to our nearest patch of nature and swear to it that we ain't buying shit.

"Sorry kids, I love you too much to trade your futures for roomfuls of plastic crap."
"It's your favorite for dinner honey! Lentil loaf!"

Kidding not kidding.




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