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One catastrophe as representative event


This photo (Dan Froomkin) is gut-wrenchingly aesthetic, as is the post it links to. Read the article – by presenting the Gulf spill as a short-cut for what fossil fuels do to the environment anyway, it tries to raise the catastrophe to a graphic representation. If the populace / politics would subsequently change behaviors as a result, the whole nasty event would win a silver-lining. Hate to be pessimistic, but it seems unlikely.

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Traumador the Tyrannosaur says:


i’m losing sleep over the implications of this event (though not having a job, and as of such being in a somewhat depressed state of mind isn’t helping).

admin says:

I try to block it out… but it seems particularly bitter after the non-event on global warming regulations, then the refusal to scale back industrial fishing, now this. And to top it all off, the photo is gorgeous.

I wish you the best in getting a hot job teaching great kids. They’re the people who will suffer from all this most and you could make sure they know how it all connects.

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