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Writer's Block: Planet friendly
starry_echoes
How concerned are you about global warming? Do you believe it's possible to reverse the climate trend?

I've very concerned. Concerned doesn't really begin to cover it. I feel despair when I allow myself to really contemplate it. I do everything I can to be 'green'- I'm vegan, I recycle, use flourescent lights, natural products, bicycle when I can, etc, but our society is fundamentally environmentally unsustainable, and unless there's a radical shift in all levels of society, at the root of the systems contributing to global warming, then I don't see a reversal as possible. It doesn't help that our government is basically owned by big oil and coal. I lost my optimism a long time ago. I used to believe that if people were confronted by the facts, they would feel the same sadness I feel as I look around at this planet and what we're doing to it, but along with it, the same sense of urgency- the need to do something not later, but now. I naively thought everyone would change their lifestyle. But people aren't going to change. People are too selfish and short-sighted to fix this planet. 

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Some people think it's already too late, that we've gone past the tipping point...

I still want to believe people can fix things.

One thing I know for sure is that the Earth will heal, even if the only way that can happen is after we (or the majority of us) have essentially destroyed ourselves as a civilization.

Despite nuclear fallout, Chernobyl has thrived as a natural environment in the last 25 years, proving that even nuclear waste isn't nearly as devastating to nature as humanity.

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