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  •  ditto that. Thanks for joining our community of (3+ / 0-)
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    I can't think of the witty caption, but after reading the latest  World Bank prediction of a 4 degree celsius increase in temperature, or more, by the end of the century, I realized I have not done enough to advocate for the cap and trade carbon tax.

    Noticing how easy it is to slip completely into apathy on certain vital issues by buying into the conventional wisdom that we have "no chance because of GOP opposition - "so forget about it" I realize this is an additional symptom of our collective political dysfunction.

    Rather than give up and accept the "reality" of the hopeless  nature of the extent of GOP opposition to doing anything at all about global warming while the Republicans control the House, we must increase our efforts and find ways to changing public opinion, and perhaps even GOP thinking given how critical prevent further damage to our ecosystem is for human survival.

    Hey maybe this insight points to the direction of caption?
    It's not very funny, but is the core challenge not something like the following:

    "Your temperature is the lest of your problems. If you don't confront your denial, get off your addiction to fossil fuels, and make big changes to your behavior you'll soon be dead."

    Or, "Ok, I'll give you some aspirin for your headache, today,  but if you don't stop this binge of drinking fossil fuels it's only going to get worse."

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:33:12 PM PST

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