If A Tree Falls

Is it possible it's going to all agree now making sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on 2 / 3 of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that gets raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a one that can seriously deny global warming? Seriously, I want an email list. If so, I don't believe they paid attention growing up or possibly they're repressing their memories, because it's certainly not just how I remember it.

If the science doesn't allow you to be believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all one has time for is work and sleep, have you detected the price of food, energy, insurance, growing? That's a reality. The two inches in 30-minute rainstorms, which we've had locally, produce lightening and wind that burns down houses and takes down our most stately shade trees. Does it be the better choice when the tree hits the car or house, or if you find no longer shade permitting the children to stay in the yard and in addition they receive third degree burns in the playground slide? I don't do not forget that. The insect infected, downed and logged trees no more absorb the carbon because they did, but these are just trees and you will crank up mid-air conditioning and grow inside. This is America why not? Your individual rights come in the constitution by God that has comfort.

The shattering fact for me personally is that everyone has no desire for what makes sense and no desire for the truth; or should I say so some are so cock-sure they know reality. This is truth quite outside of education or investigation and sometimes wrapped up inside the 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by considered one of my daughter's college friends in the summation of his side of any political discussion with'.'if you're so smart, why shouldn't you be rich'?

There is a whole generation of entitled individuals, fattened on jobs that earned big money despite no knowledge and little effort, in addition to socialibility and staying at the right place with the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people are certainly not contrite, they can be bitter. They believe they've got a right for the continuation in this money, a directly to spend and utilize resources and in addition they 'conger up' a political view that supports their to easy money, no matter the snow globe economy fantasy that has been created for it to take place, and regardless of the it means into the future. They believe the economy can and really should expand forever.

Cars tend to be important versus the highways they drive on, and houses tend to be important as opposed to neighborhoods they stay at home. Taxes represent to the telltale people a shot to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools and also the virtual order in their civilization derives from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, so that as invisibly as children who can't or won't read, or make arithmetic calculations aside from know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education would have to be a realtor or perhaps a car salesman.

A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude could make the world a hard, polluted and unholy location to live.
And that's basically where we're. Is it possible for this to add up?
The car- ahh- the vehicle. The position the poor can be displayed middle class and also the middle class can look wealthy. You can drive your financial statement outside. The car could be the coarse, indelible meaning of status. Small cars are for first time immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to require comfort at any expense. They must management of the mountain passes and spare your children the embarrassment of aging. For these cars we now have the straight away to cheap gas. No one can make us get rid of our cars and walk.

Our public lands aren't practically experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands should also be open to the internal combustion contrivance around. Owning and driving a motor vehicle, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, is incorporated in the bill of rights. Somewhere missing would be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an involvement in what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question to your masters from the universe the 2% who may have corralled 60% of all money is. If you're so rich, why can't you be smart?

What is missing is a superb sports analogy to spell out the material inequity. It's during the middle of the football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there is absolutely no room for you personally on the team. The game went from 11 to six players. Only the 6 players are financed with hockey rink and gear with the game And the overall game is outside of town. You're odd man out.

But although rich were smart enough to rig the experience to gain the treasure, they've fowled the nest for their own reasons as well as us and this also is everyone's most immediate problem. You can't eat, drink or breath money. Some of that ozone that drifts around Pinedale Wyoming may just make it to Dick Cheney's house in Jackson. The banker with all the home in La Jolla continues to be bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and it has bought a house which is to be underwater, literally, in very few years. He can proceed to Florida but his seafood are going to be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot being outside so from his air-conditioned lounge he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up for the beach. Oil and gas pipelines, scoured by river debris, break and ruin the fly fishing for that natural gas 'wild-catter' that fought every proposed climate, water and pipe line regulation, and flaunted others, to create his fortune.

It reminds me from the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that may place in Europe through the plague. In an effort to stop the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves of their castles. The rats and fleas were ready and looking forward to them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that stop the plague when you are mobile and free'but obviously, equally as ignorant from the cause with the death as being the nobles.

Ignorance, although it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere in your world. The meek may yet inherit planet earth, nevertheless they may not need to. The mainstream media, shows us people starving in Somalia, shows us the tornados, the oil spills, the floods, the nuclear power plant meltdowns, and not the people still in tents or trailers, not period of time shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, yet not the results. Sometimes the outcome are not even measured just as Fukishima. Have we have you ever heard about the radiation that drifted with all the jet stream straight towards the West coast and after that on being caught by my very own west side from the Rockies; radiation that insinuates itself into every living thing. Sometimes the image just fades from view like Joplin or Detroit or New Orleans or Minot. There are no patterns here it suggests; just an exotic streak of bad luck; without effect, no cause; No wipeout of the earths, nor deficiency of that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate power over environmental laws that might safe more info guard the resources we should live; no if you know 'if you poison our planet the world will poison you'. Will a tree need to drop on your own head correctly to 'hit home'?

All of us must come to grips with this excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to this particular are for the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to possess its oil and gas main and coal extracted west in the Mississippi, for that most part, until the propane discovery within an area supplying the waters to New York City. It has become exciting to discover the extraction method know as fracking generate a blip for the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are outside of sight and soon outside of mind until they may be on your head. Hopefully the simple fact of local aging nuclear power plants, with on-site waste storage, are pause for thought after Fukishima along with the floods in Missouri I'm sure the East Coast's time arrive as there are ultimately no winners in the climatic change lottery.

I am particularly serious about one fantasy that we've got been coping with, and wishing with all of our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There is not any such thing it doesn't matter how many ads the truth is on TV. There is clean energy, yet it is not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment at the start. Our government utilized to invest in these kinds of thing, and to being crippled by politics, were crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is affordable[ish] souped up that is cheap in the pump, in comparison for the rest of the earth. This we have now subsidized through regulations and tax breaks, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it's becoming extremely expensive due to its effect on global warming but, maddeningly, there isn't any mental connection to those 'externalized' costs we have been beginning to cash inability might cost us our very lives. The gas main industry genuinely does offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse to create any efforts to scale back it's carbon footprint getting hired OUT on the ground. It flares and fracks anytime, allowing methane and open pits of benzene along with other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into air. A drilling site is definitely an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call the staff rough necks for nothing. And keep in mind that we will live to regret the numerous gallons of water that has become rendered unusable by used in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible on the extraction industry, or politicians. I could embark on but why bother Get ready for more chaos.

When a tree falls within the forest and there isn't any one there to listen to it, does it produce a sound?
When a tree falls in your head, does anybody wonder why?

Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462

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