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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pinch me where it hurts: Blog Action Day Edition

Are you enjoying your comfortable life ? Good. Let's keep it that way. But first, we need to make some minor adjustments.
Are you enjoying your comfortable life ? Good. Let's keep it that way. But first, we need to make some minor adjustments. It's like ... getting a flu shot. It might pinch a bit, but if you don't get it, things might take a wrong turn and leave you wishing you had settled for the pinch.

Here's what's happening. The planet's climate is changing, and most of it is a direct consequence of our way of life. We could do one of two things:
First, enjoy the warmer weather. If you're somewhere around Sweden, you're probably doing that already. This might suck for the people who are in hotter areas, but why should we care ? We like it warmer here in Sweden, don't we ?
Second, we can make sure we all make small sacrifices, so that this whole ordeal doesn't turn on us. Of course we might have to give up a few things, there also might be extra work for us in it ... The fossil fuel industry people are going to get angry at us, car manufacturers too ... But look on the bright side, we're doing this so that there are still enough people around to buy the cars they make, and enough people around to make these cars in the first place. Essentially, we are going to give up a few things now, so that we wouldn't have to give up a whole list of things later... and on top of that list, is our Survival.

But that's not enough. First, we all have to do it. From the hottest places in Africa to the coldest corners of the arctic circle, the repercussions of this thing are Global, and will affect us all, sooner or later. Second, we have to push things forward, and faster. Car manufacturers aren't going to stop making fuel dependent cars tomorrow, as long as they know people will still buy whatever they make. Same goes to all industries. Whether in our personal lives, on the industrial level, or even government level, everything on the planet must feel a little pinch, even if it hurts at first, so that we all pull our weight out of this mess, and make sure we can still have a life, and maybe even a comfortable one.

So here's the plan.
Pinch your government to be more strict about environmental issues.
Let your government pinch the corporations, so that they follow its lead.
Pinch yourself, so that nobody else has to pinch you.

Good night, and have a pleasant Blog Action Day.

Please visit the following pages:
Blog Action Day
The Top 100 Effects of Global Warming
10 Solutions for Climate Change

comments

October 16, 2009 at 8:57 AM Liliane

Car manufacturers aren't going to stop making fuel dependent cars tomorrow, as long as they know people will still buy whatever they make. <--- YEAH!

:) Yalla I added it. so enjoying the warm weather in Sweden eh?

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