sure she is.... but i bet she's a real pain in the ass at home...
Now she finally has arrived, not only mentally but as a physical entity, prominently advertised by the UNITED NATIONS.I've never heard of her, but then very little that happens outside of the U.S. becomes a topic of discussion here.
No.Has Greta and the movement "arrived" in the US by now? Is Greta known as a person?
I'm with you absolutely.they won't give a shit.
THIS may be one of the first things, that differs Europe from the US:this form of gentle protest
True. Absolutely.You have to change laws (or regimes) to really change anything
True too. Unfortunately. And I know it.And even then, even if you can do that, things don't really change much.
Yes, You're right. THEY WON'T.If they do hear you, they won't give a shit.
Yes, I can see the appeal of that kind of punk rock message.There was this 16-yearold being invited by these rich people (presumably intended to tell them some sweet candy) - accusing all of them to arrive by private-jets, saying that despite everyone at this meeting expects to hear messages of hope, that there is no hope if we go on like before.
And you see what it got him.Martin Luther King's concept of non-violent resistance
Absolutely true. I know it just the same as you.Their generation discovered the same thing. Then they tried to change it and they failed. Just like the generation before them
Yes. It's always been like that and always will.and they will be in the process of oppressing and exploiting everyone who doesn't look like them.
You're right again. See again "Dinosauria We".human nature won't change until we evolve into whatever comes after humans.
Look man, I'm an environmental scientist. Have been for nearly 25 years. Things aren't all that good but they aren't all that bad. At least in the context of your son's lifetime. Count me among those who feel as if we should do all we can to combat it, but we're also likely dealing with a natural warming cycle. I can't say that this is my area of expertise, although I've worked in related areas. I also am cognizant of some of the evidence - I'm on board with doing something about it, even if it doesn't help much. I can't sit here and do nothing. Al Gore destroyed the issue when he wrote a book about it. Suddenly, conservatives, upon which the word conservation is derived, flipped. For some reason, he didn't see that coming.the planet is doomed. there's no way around it. it's just a matter of when and how. everything that lives has to
die at some point anyways.
i daydream sometimes about being able to flash forward in 50 or 100 year increments to see the state of the planet.
i have guilt about throwing a - now 12 year old - son into this mess.
You say that, but the weather has changed a lot in our lifetimes. From what I understand there's a tipping point after which things are going to get...complicated for people in the coastal areas all over the world. Apparently we're only a few degrees away from that tipping point? I'm not a climate scientist either. Though I play one on TV.Things [...] aren't all that bad. At least in the context of your son's lifetime.
I think people worry about the speed of the changes. If you are 50+ or 40+ you can see the changes, and you don't have to look far away to see them.keep in mind that this planet has gone through climate extremes before homo erectus or even our ancestors were present
this planet has gone through climate extremes before homo erectus
Yes, the speed in which climate is changing has not been seen before. This is one major factor.the speed of the changes