Curtain Raiser

Some scientists are saying we have already passed the point of no return! Will any of the deniers accept any of the blame? Nah! They’ll just deflect, and continue with: All the science isn’t in yet! Let’s give them the first choice of how they’re going to die; drowning, or burning? — YUR

CollTales

What Comes After the Fire, Colltalers

Have we crossed the line? As the catastrophic realities of climate change become a global routine, a new class of man-made enemy emerges to disrupt efforts to save the planet: the sense of hopelessness. Have we already reached a point where any effort is to be rendered pointless?
Even seasoned environment warriors, who decades ago quit doubting about What Ifs, and focused on the Whens, are now pondering: isn’t time to direct resources to what’s still salvageable, or have not yet been attacked? Even more troublesome, who will we pick as winners?
The thought that complicates the matter is, of course, the wave of authoritarianism washing over world politics. Although most tyrants have invested interests in ignoring global warming, what if there’s a switch and it becomes another weaponized flag of xenophobia and exclusion?
Ever since rampant global warming has been observed, and properly…

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4 Responses to “Curtain Raiser”


  1. 1 Colltales August 8, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks for the rebblogging, uncle. Cheers

  2. 2 Colltales August 8, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Thank you and yes, but right before they exercise their choice, say, ‘I’d like to be burned,’ let’s take even that away from them and give them hell instead. Because that’s what they’ve already done to billions. Cheers

  3. 3 michelinewalker August 10, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Recycling is so difficult in this building that we ought to be ashamed of ourselves. I managed not to throw away anything in 17 years, but I moved here. The lucky owners who can park in the garage do not have an access to a plug. What about hybrids? And what about the inadequacy of batteries that must feed a million gadgets and die, if a car isn’t running sufficiently. It’s all absurd.

  4. 4 unclerave August 10, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    It seems that every “solution” brings about new problems, Micheline! — YUR


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