real talk:
climate change is serious, and we need to take serious, large-scale action to mitigate it.
when i say :bancars: #bancars , this is shorthand. but: don't be stressing about your personal issues, *like that guardian article says*, addressing climate change is about society-wide choices. and as a society, we have chosen cars to transport us. this is not about you, or your job, or your kids.
reliance on personal automobiles needs to stop at the society level. this is not about you.

@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. 😇

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