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Re: Will climate change change your sailing plans
Even in the midst of our current orgy of full on carbon emissions, plastic pollution and consumerism - CPAC is screaming that " they" are going to take away all cows, cars, airplanes etc. So, if total capitulation to greed doesn't get us peace and harmony, then politeness and compromise aren't going to either. I think future generations will quite correctly judge this generation extremely harshly, on the level with the segregationists,exploiters and conspiracy nuts of the past, or at best as moral equivalents of " good Germans" prior to WW2. We see the disaster coming, but we don't do anything about it. Of course we wish we could politely convince everyone, but that isn't possible. We can probably drag most of them along. Minne is an example of a person slowly and incrementally agreeing. And he is right that this probably isn't a productive conversation here.
But - nationally, the sooner we realize that we have to just confront this issue, and all the subterfuge and deniers, the better off we will all be.
Sal Paradise - Armchair Circumnavigator
Senior Researcher - Dunning Kruger
Last edited by Sal Paradise; 03-06-2019 at 05:58 AM.