Jim Murray

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The Only Issue The World Needs To Deal With...Now!

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If you are not living in a cave in Borneo, or maybe even if you are, and you’re not some sort of zombie or brain dead idiot, you will appreciate that there is one overarching issue that the world has to deal with, and that is climate change.

The reason this is the only issue is simple. If this is not controlled, all the other bullshit issues miraculously disappear, under the hooves of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

The main reason that climate change became this over-arching issue has a lot to do with the unbridled greed of the thousands of companies and a market system that forced them to be as profitable as they could without regard for what their pollution was doing to the world.

You can see powerful evidence of climate change everywhere. Just look around. Dead rivers from waste dumpling, millions of acres of land destroyed by fracking, oceans and the fish that live in them filled with plastic waste. The list is quite long.

And it’s all driven by this corporate greed, and facilitated by bought off, mainly Conservative, politicians, where are every bit as greedy and uncaring as their corporate overlords.

How we fight this is simple. We fight with votes. We give our votes to those leaders who understand that getting climate change under control is more important than money. It’s more important that anything. Because this is about the survival of our species.

The alternative is a world that keeps on setting record highs for temperature and killing many people in the process; a world where sea levels rise and displace millions and cause tens of billions in damage; a world where storms are more frequent, more fierce and more damaging; a world where the eco system of the planet is destroyed by all of the aforementioned and water becomes as precious as diamonds; a world where wars are fought over food, and millions starve to death every day.

Yeah, it sounds pretty fucking scary alright, and in some parts of the world it’s already happening.

But there is a movement and a powerful one to help reduce the impact of climate change. But it needs to grow and our dependence on fossil fuels, which are at the core the problem, needs to be dramatically reduced.

And this simply will not happen as long as there are bought off, Conservative politicians who believe that this is nothing more than a hoax, because that’s what the people funding their campaigns and making them rich are telling them to believe.

If there ever was one single issue that should bring the world together, this is it. Do or die and I don’t just mean that in the figurative sense. This is serious shit, and if you don’t believe me, go search Effects of Climate Change and see of yourself.

Jim out


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Great discussions on a worthy topic. Jim refers repeatedly to the greed of businesses to pollute our globe. I agree and as long as there is greed there shall be pollution. The problem multiplies if the greed is left unbridled its effect shall reach unlimited scopes. How to deal with this greed? Is is by law such as in Singapore where the country is a symbol of hygiene? Is it by education? I thank my friends who tagged me. I appreciate your comments. The pollution efforts needs the the individuals to synchronize their efforts so that there collective action maybe effective.

Joel Anderson

2 years ago #8

Good to read it again. Thanks Gerald Hecht

Joel Anderson

2 years ago #7

@Gerald Hecht @Jim Murray @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris In the world of the Midwest where cows are prolific, I just may be a fart blowing methane factory with delusions of being a butterfly flapping its wings within the last stand of the tall grass prairie (aka the Konza Prairier and Flint Hills) ultimately contributing to a monumentally transformative change on the other side of chaos. Nope, but I do feel better. PS: a note of clarification. The reference to mushrooms--Shiitake of course.

Joel Anderson

2 years ago #6

Gerald Hecht I sent the following note to Bill Gates on the lumpy kingdom platform in response to an article expressing a similar perspective on climate and "one thing.". "Dear Bill Gates Something of a "Moonshot?" Until "we" yes the collective "us" get our collective mushrooms together and move past the yin and yang of point/counterpoint and do the hard work yet to be done, all the really nice discussions leave us at the same place: Status Quo. Yep lots of great things going on yet in the end, we just lumber along with the same mind numbing debate and discussion about something needs to be done/nothing needs to be done. We have this little thing called one earth--might we just want to be good occupants and stewards of what ultimately is a finite thing?"

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

2 years ago #5

I don't know about you, Ken, but personally I don't cut down any trees (or am responsible for the excessive use of paper and other tree-based products, since all the media I consume are in digital format), abstain from using fossil fuels as much as possible (I've sold my car and either walk or use public transport to go anywhere), and am very mindful about the trash I throw away, meticulously separating them into the different recycle bins. Still, I'm not convinced this helps much, other than perhaps remove some of the guilt those scientists you've mentioned have instilled on us. Yes, there are systemic issues out there that may or may not affect the climate (no one provides us with the raw data to draw our own conclusions). However, who is to say that this whole situation is not just another symptom of another, simpler problem, instead of the Armageddon they make it out to be?

Ken Boddie

2 years ago #4

#3 Gentlemen If our most reputable scientists, along with naturalists like David Attenborough, have got it right, then it is not yet too late to limit the damage. All we need to ensure is that we reduce the use of fossil fuels, stop rainforest destruction and get power from clean energy. We, as combined peoples, can do this, but the question is who will lead this planet-saving thrust? The industrialists with investment in fossil fuel technology and their puppet politicians can and should be on board, but will they?

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

2 years ago #3

Indeed, but I would be more wary regarding other greenhouse gases, CO2 being just one of them. The thing is that if the increased density of these gases in Earth's atmosphere is a man-made phenomenon, it doesn't mean that we can reverse it necessarily. In fact, that would pretty much guarantee our destruction, since the people in charge of this would be the captains of industry in charge of the factories and power plants, people who are not as agile and swift as we may think. By the time they get the memo and do something about it, it would be too late. As for the politicians, I doubt they have a say in all this, since they only care about votes and prestige. BTW, I wish I'm wrong about all this, but if the climate change phenomenon is indeed a man-made thing, I doubt there is anything that we can do about it.

Jim Murray

2 years ago #2

Yeah we can sit around and debate that point forever. But the simple fact remains that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is at an all time high and growing more dangerous by the year. And that is man made and that is the main thing that will wipe us out.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

2 years ago #1

Actually a former roommate of mine who is now a professor in Meteorology was on the news recently stating that this July was a record-breaking month in terms of temperature. Even if I have my doubts about the media, I trust him (he was a PhD student in Georgia Tech at the time). Nevertheless, how much of this undeniable change in the climate is due to natural factors and how much is due to man-made factors is something that needs to be examined before we start panicking...

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