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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 11:47 AM
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52. BINGO! +10000 .!!!!
you are right on the money with this.
While humankind has proven it's adaptability, society and people are usually unable to adapt or make drastic shifts in behavior without a punctuated event of some kind.

Our punctuated event as a species will be when all the models are blown away by the reality that the feedback loop turns MUCH FASTER than expected. (Tipping point is long past and we are still looking for more oil reserves...WTF?)
I sincerely hope that our 'peak oil crash' coincides with this 'shit hitting the fan' moment.

While many of us know it will happen withing our lifetime...think 10 years tops. Before we are realy thrown against the wall by Mother Nature. Until then, all the posturing and proseltyzing will do nothing. We are talking about a PLANET here folks, and we humans are going to be reminded very soon how we are NOT the master manipulators of our environment we think we are.

For those of us who are concerned or motivated I would only suggest you begin learning how to grow your own food and think about where you will get your drinking water, how you will generate electricity (solar? wind?) and set up your own green-lifestyle... Foster friendships based on neighborhood gardens and energy sharing, etc...Your own ability to adapt and that of your community is really all you have when the planet starts to turn on you....

And even then, all we can really do is hang on for the ride.
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