Mean what you say

I find it exhausting to hear about climate change, plastic bags and all the such from people who out of the other side of their mouths are sad they can't travel to sunny destinations. Let's get rid of fossil fuels but the not ones that take me to the places where I destroy other peoples beaches and towns.

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Guv Ermin TS

Dec 21, 2021 at 2:13pm

Do as they say not as they do. They wear their moral righteousness as a badge of honour dictating how others should live but actions couldn't be further from the crisis they say it is.

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FYI

Dec 21, 2021 at 3:35pm

Fossil fuel is the very computer / phone you just typed this into.

You know, reality.

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sirexpat

Dec 21, 2021 at 3:49pm

Yeah it's difficult to not be a hypocrite. I thought I was doing much better than most w/ a vegan diet, but it turned out with many years of long distance flights I have about the same carbon print as a meat eater who doesn't travel. If the goal is to REDUCE your harm than anything you do helps. The most important thing of course is to not have kids.

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Oh baby

Dec 21, 2021 at 4:35pm

You sound so upset I wish I could give you a non polluting hug.

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@FYI

Dec 21, 2021 at 4:55pm

A computer is all but a necessity to live these days, if you are going to be doing banking, ordering things online, etc. etc. Tropical vacations are pretty optional.

Everyone realizes that the boys and girls in the Six Figure club and over don't actually think they should have to give anything up if they don't "feel it," right? Like, they will recycle...isn't that enough? Should they really have to give up tropical vacations?

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@OP

Dec 21, 2021 at 5:04pm

Mexico- and many other Caribbean countries around our continent- depend upon tourism. As in,much of the people have jobs and can exist and feed their families because of who you deem to be destroying them.
You may have heard how they've been literally starving due to a lack of tourists.
BTW, a jet airliner burns about 2.5 litres of fuel for every passenger for every 100 kms travelled. Being 3500 kms from Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta, means my share of fuel would be around 90 litres burnt one way. I burn that going to see my parents who live in the Interior...

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Earth + plastic

Dec 21, 2021 at 6:08pm

When I see the technological advancements, I think we're going to stop or slow climate change, but then I see the behaviour of the vast majority of the people in this world, I realize it's a lost cause. The species is incapable of living with harmoniously with nature. We are corrupt, warmongers. We blame the poor for their poverty and suffering, we worship useless celebrities like Gods, we are obsessed with status, hierarchy, shallow standards of beauty, wealth, money, money, money, ego, and power. We are hypocrites, that call ourselves Christians, Muslims, but commit atrocities in their God's name. We are selfish and actually serve no real purpose on Earth but to pillage its resources for personal gain. Those people in your life are just virtue signalling, to pump up their ego's and impress those around them. More horrible human nature. Look at me, I'm wonderful. #EarthFirst
We're so f%cked.

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COP26

Dec 21, 2021 at 6:27pm

Yeah when I saw our "leaders" at the conference, it was pretty clear what they think of both "crises".

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Justin Flation

Dec 22, 2021 at 5:06am

Turdeau announced he’s going to make massive cuts to oil and gas… if it’s the same scenario as the trees he promised to plant… I guess we shouldn’t worry.

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Start Prepping

Dec 22, 2021 at 2:23pm

If you are waiting for other people to "get it" and see things your way, you better just exhale. Start planning now for the Strange Days and be prepared to pull up the ladder.

My friends, whom I love, are all stuck in their ruts and I have tried to show them where the climate and economy are headed. They just want to be near the pub & have brunch. Meanwhile, I am gardening, canning, and putting up one huge f-ing fence. Noah built his ark, and I have built mine. Oh look... a flood! Good luck, folks. Told ya so.

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