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  •  Non-fantasy Cassandra Here (0+ / 0-)
    [G]overnment...it's not up to the task of dealing with real-world problems...suggesting that only individuals or private companies can do it (or, perhaps, NGOs)?
    The problem isn't government's inability to deal with this properly, but rather the lack of political will and pressure to do so.
    The not-too-far-in-the-future dire consequences of anthropogenic Global Warming are such that it's going to take a lot more than any citizen "pressure" that I have witnessed in the last 20 years to achieve any significant results before a tremendous amount of human suffering and displacement takes place.
    That's where we come in.
    Yes, if a lot more people than those who frequent progressive blogs act. I seriously doubt, based on 71+ years of living in and watching this self-obsessed and distracted-by-greed US culture that much will happen until it's to the point where our great-grandchildren and their children will suffer quite a bit.  

    This matter is, IMO, beyond "government" as we know it today. This issue will eventually need a World War II-like effort to succeed.

    China, with its authoritarian government structure, may be the world's only hope; the US just seems so hopelessly adolescent, culturally, at this point in time.

    "Treat others as you would like them to treat you." -St. Luke 6: 31 (NEB) Christians are given a tough assignment here: Love the people you don't even like...

    by paz3 on Wed May 01, 2013 at 10:57:09 AM PDT

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    •  Why do most Americans implictly assume (0+ / 0-)

      that it's always and only up to US citizens to get anything done? We're a lousy 300 million out of what, 6 or 7 billion? "We" refers to every person alive. We need to get over our US-centric narcissism, especially given that directly and indirectly we're responsible for much of climate change.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Wed May 01, 2013 at 11:19:41 AM PDT

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