If we figure in the cost all present and future murders we commit by producing carbon dioxide it's about $1,000 per ton or more. But who cares?
Take the loss of global biodiversity. The denialist would say, "Environmentalists exaggerate the threat of extinction just to get attention." The optimist would say: "It sounds really bad, but nature is resilient, and ecologists are resourceful. Why, just the other day they discovered a frog they thought was extinct for decades!" The magical thinker combines that optimism with a self-interest that can take root when a solution to a problem conflicts in some way with their identity or values, or simply takes too much effort and time. "Smartphones use rare-earth metals mined in biodiversity hotspots? Awful," the magical thinker would say. "I love gorillas. But as a busy working mom, I cannot give up my phone. Someone will find a safer source of metals before long." This discomforting cognitive disson....
It also confirms our previous reports, covered by CTXT and The Guardian, that “greenhouse gas emissions must peak in the next four years”. The new leak acknowledges that there is little or no room for further economic growth. The undersigned scientists and journalists have analyzed a new PA......
Some very thoughtful and well-intended individuals think that we can only become, or we are most likely to become, full human beings when we take responsibility for the life of the child. In my own case there's much truth to this oh, that is the things I'm glad of in my character probably would not have happened had I not had two biological offspring. In our horrible culture it is more likely that that responsibility will bring out the worst in us. But if we take great care it may do the former. It has always been true that the choice before us that we refuse to see but the choice before us each individual is to live a life of pleasure safety material well-being, or, or, or, a life with joy which allows the former to be at riak and is willing to pay that price for Joy, forgetting self and serving others. What has not been true until now is that every child virtually now faces material hell where the old choice of Happiness safety and comfort material wealth is no more. So it is only those children by luck and or good parenting that have their taste for loving service of others for joy nurtured that will have a life worth living. Hugs.
Today is #EarthOvershootDay, meaning humans have used more 'natural resources' than the planet can regenerate in one year. We still have 155 days to go, and we can't afford to keep consuming at this rate. #YEARSproject
Oh, and at the very end James mention to Dan, for years I tried to stop the Armageddon I tried to get in his way and what that taught me was we're not going to wake up we are not going to stop at that left me with a question will change what do you want to do? The answer that came to me was, you're going to do what you can to stir a soul so that they can find joy in the material Armageddon anyway. Dan's reflexive reply which was genuine was, that's all any of us can do.
Could genocide really happen here https://www.salon.com/2021/07/11/could-genocide-really-happen-here-leading-scholar-says-america-is-on-high-alert/
"How many years do you think ANY fossil fuel CEO will serve for knowingly destroying our planet's climate?" tweeted 350 Tacoma in response to Reznicek's sentencing. The Nation editor-at-large Mark Hertsgaard noted in a recent opinion piece published in Common Dreams that "oil companies, the executives in charge of them, the propagandists they've employed, and the politicians they've funded have largely escaped blame, much less had to pay–whether through financial penalties or prison time—for the immense damage they have done." —- #FreeJessica #WaterIsLife #NoDAPL #NoPipelines #ClimateJustice
Greta sounds exactly like me 5 years ago on that 50 day water only hunger strike in front of the Canadian embassy, maybe it was only 39 days. At the end of the 420 day round-the-clock occupation. Why is that worth pointing out? Because that's how the soul in charge works. And we need more people, whether the world can be saved or not, we need more people to choose to put their soul in charge for the joy of it.
***** Noam Chomsky. "It is hard even to find words to capture the scale of the crimes they are contemplating. A small but telling example is a 500-page environmental
Article, in Delhi, India, the rich swim in water, the poor fight for a drop.... This is why the rich don't care about global incinerating. 1. As Rich by definition they are sociopathicly addicted to stuff. 2. This means they don't even fight for their biological children. 3. They sure as hell care about you, they care for you to suffer and die. Really. It is part of their disease.
Ignite Soul log May 26th. It's all going down. Being soul, of creator, for joy, and for others, the work to be done.
Part of being of the Soul, inseparable, is being glad to die at any time, though not careless of the opportunity to be of service. All those of any goodness to retain that goodness in the accelerating hell that is the United States, the den of evil, to hold on to that goodness, their soul, must learn to be glad to die when the time comes. Not knowing when that is. But being ready. I think James is.
MMASS DD. Everything is dying now of Massive Mutilation Assault and Starvation of Soul Destruction Disorder. MMASS DD.
No, these are death chambers for the soul. Gas lighting, is mutilation of thinking capacity, death to the notion that earth can be heaven, no, only some life after this hellish existence. Realize your Creator given potential as a human being? No! Become a cog in the machine! Destroy those wings, burn them, mutilate them! Docile thinking machine, or useful docile arms and legs for some soul-crippled monster at the top to manipulate and exploit! All causing Walking Dead, joyless, pleasure-addicted mutilated creatures.
Or fifty years too late. Maybe several hundred. No, I'm not being cute. We have been digging our moral hole for thousands of years but horribly accelerated these last hundred and fifty or so.