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  •  right. don't tell me something i don't want to (4+ / 0-)

    hear.   check out my diary list i write the most positive diaries around sometimes that helps people to make changes sometimes being frightened into action works.  have to do whatever works.

    Macca's Meatless Monday

    by VL Baker on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:02:35 PM PST

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    •  I try to keep focused on how much (4+ / 0-)

      can be averted so the death tolls will not be so high. It's been awhile since I had Internet so don't know for sure where I read what seemed a reasonably hopeful projection. That if we can keep the increase down enough (from 6), there could be enough arable land and resources (sans too many toxins, elevated pH, etc) to maintain a human population of 2 billion. If we peak at 8, that's a lot of people dying off. (Yeah, that's as bad as I can deal with...)

      I think what gets to me the most is trying to deal with the reality that no matter how well/quickly we respond, life is going to change, a lot, by the time the currently arriving generation reaches their 80's.  Meanwhile, the issue is drowned out by general plans based on the expectation that somehow life will continue as it has, indefinitely. I feel like some kind of conspiracy theorist bringing up the real possibilities.

      As weird as it may seem, these diaries keep me from feeling like I am becoming psychotic!

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:20:44 PM PST

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