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  •  Climate Chaos. (6+ / 0-)

    The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries.

    by Words In Action on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 04:47:55 PM PST

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    •  Yes. Chaos is scary and a real threat. If change (0+ / 0-)

      continues at a higher rate that predicted, we'll have less and less ability to predict what's next.  Less and less ability to adjust our crops to the new growing zone because the wind patterns and rainfall will be too variable to do more than gamble.  Etc.

      It's true that if you just scare people and leave them feeling helplesss, they'll shut the whole topic out.  It's a survival tactic, really; if something seems completely overwhelming, just put down your head and keep going.  Sometimes you make it through by blind luck.

      But if people are going to support the needed changes, they have to know the situatiohn is scary.  

      The point, as others have said, is to combine the grim information with genuine, large-scale, serious solutions, particularly those that a layperson can see as possible and even exciting.

      --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

      by Fiona West on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 03:24:45 PM PST

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