Friday, December 14, 2007

"I hate Christmas" (courtesy of Sam at explodingdog.com)



'Tis the season, right? As Stephen Harper sabotages the world's hopes of halting climate change in Indonesia, his loyal subjects back home go mad for the last tree in the lot, anxious to own that little dead status symbol that will linger in their living room for a few weeks, only to be tossed at the dawn of the new year we hypocritically wish will be good to us.

I signed a petition today that hopes to reach 100,000 signees before the end of the day.

"On Saturday, experts gave us the global "fossil" award for being the worst country in the world on climate change."- isn't that something!

At the same time, there is a Christmas tree shortage in Germany (blame the Arabs, the single person households, and the Chinese, of course! Don't blame the culture of disposability and waste that we export!)

A report from AP that says that the Earth may have passed the tipping point came out last week. Scientists estimate, after the record melts from this past summer, that the Artic may very well be completely melted after the summer of 2012. That is 4 and a half years away. I might not even be out of University by then.

What is the point of planning ahead when out world is decomposing and our leaders thwart all hopes of survival? This is like a bad Hollywood disaster movie... bad because it takes place over the course of 15 years, and nobody knows that it is going to end in disaster, so there is no tension.

Just boredom. We shuffle towards our own execution with boredom and shopping lists.

3 comments:

Paul Artson said...

Excellent post.

luke streckfuss said...

yikes

Kent said...

black death, biafra, killer bees, bird flu, H bomb, meteor strike, nuclear winter, terrorists, flesh eating drug resistant bacteria, population bomb, and more. After more than five decades I have heard many reasons that humankind will soon be extinct. Ironically, each one of us is guarranteed to end our life on earth soon. Each one of us must prepare for that most certain event. The rest are worth working on, but don't sweat any one of them. It gets very tiresome to live in fear.

Kent