@t54r4n1 CO2 is pretty irrelevant compared to all the other massive forms of pollution. Overfishing and plastics in the ocean are more pressing dangers than climate change.
But they all have the same solutions: humans need to consume less. Cell phones should be repairable and last 10 years. You should be able to order parts for a Tesla. You shouldn't buy a Tesla until your gas car is beyond the ability to repair.
The reality is humans are not willing to reduce their consumption habits.
@djsumdog you're putting all the blame on us as individuals - I'm saying that *we*, as a *society*, need to take action. We can.
@t54r4n1 oh no, sorry I didn't mean it to come out that way. Seriously, the individual has so little influence it is laughable.
I mean Edward Bernays showed how easy it was to manipulate huge segments of the population using psychoanalysis and advertising. Milgram showed that most people can't think independent of authority.
It'll all collapse eventually. The planet will be fine once we go extinct.
I'm a big fan of passive passive nihilism. 😇
@djsumdog a valid reaction to the problem.
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