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Climate change is the fight of our lives – yet we can hardly bear to look at it

Climate change is the fight of our lives – yet we can hardly bear to look at it | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
Naomi Klein: We're products of an industrial project, a project linked to fossil fuels. But humans have changed before and can change again

Via Willy De Backer
Eli Levine's insight:

Humans don't like change and they don't like the idea of being to blame for things (even if they are).  It could be as simple as that.

 

Trouble is, change is the name of the game on this planet and any other planet in the known and, likely, unknown universes.  The strongest are only able to be the strongest because of the present natural situation that exists.  Any kind of change of those conditions can trigger the devolution and/or removal of said strongest species unless they adapt accordingly and find a new niche in the universe.

 

It really does stink, especially when you're comfortable, well off, and on top of your game.

 

But, as the French would say, "c'est la vie."

 

Think about it.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, April 27, 2014 2:50 PM

Excellent must-read analysis by Naomi Klein on the historical mismatch between climate change and our collective identity as consumers.

 

 

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Exxon Mobil says climate change unlikely to stop it selling fossil fuels

Exxon Mobil says climate change unlikely to stop it selling fossil fuels | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
Oil and gas giant issues report on the risks that climate change policies could pose to the value of its assets and future profitability

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Eli Levine's insight:

Sad, isn't it.


The change will only come when policy makers make a conscientious effort to change the incentives and the outcomes of the present economic and social system.  It is time that we ask ourselves, "what do we value more?"

Business?

Profits?

Or society?

Well being?

And survival?

Think about it.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, April 1, 2014 3:26 PM

Exxon admits it is f...ing with the climate -  let's bring on the lawyers. Let's organise to start court case against fossil fuel industry.