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For all you dads out there:

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They’re going to need it.

Scientists are saying that environmental collapse is now a serious and credible threat.

How do we shield our children and grandchildren from that?!

When considering what to do about the mess we’re in, we need to realize that while we can each do many things in our own lives, these things are only a small  part of the solution. Sure, there are lots of us and if we each do something or a few things , these things will add up according to the sheer weight of humanity in this country and on this planet, but the real problems are the companies who are fighting change and our government which lets them run rampant.

These industries are responsible for the overwhelming majority of greenhouse gases destroying our atmosphere. Fossil fuel, commercial air flight, shipping and power generation are the really huge sources of greenhouse gases, and those industries have a lot of really well-heeled lobbyists on Capitol Hill where there are plenty of congress critters who are willing to take their money at our expense.

Let the implications of that bit sink in: “. . . take their money at our expense.”

They don’t work for us anymore. They haven’t worked for us for a very long time. They work for huge companies who buy their compliance and votes. They do what these companies want them to do at our expense, at the expense of our children and at the expense of our grandchildren, ad infinitum.

What these companies don’t want is any form of regulation that will cost them money. They claim it will hurt their profits and cause them to limit jobs and hiring. They make a lot of claims, but zero in on that word; profits. These regulations, which would help toward leaving a sustainable future for our descendants, would not put these companies in the red. They wouldn’t cause these companies to lose money nor endanger their success, nor threaten their existence. They would hurt their profits.

I don’t know about you, but when I hear about the billions of dollars in profits some of these companies report every quarter, it’s pretty difficult for me to be compassionate about their fears. Especially, when I take into account how little tax they’re paying and how we are subsidizing them.

BP and the Gulf of Mexico come to mind. It’s largely fallen out of the news cycle, but a little digging will turn up some ugly truths. The sea floor around the well is compromised and leaking oil because of the way BP tried to seal it. Tons of fish and shrimp are rejected for sale each week due to deformities, tumors and toxicity and the fishermen cannot recoup the money they spent to bring in the tainted catch. Tourism for the area is largely destroyed and BP . . . ?

. . . looking at drilling in the arctic with a Russian oil company. Gulf of Where?

They will probably be fined. They will probably settle with the locals for an undisclosed sum and they wont admit any wrongdoing. No, it won’t even approach the cost of the damage they caused.

How many times have we seen this? How long will we go along with it just because the news tells us that this is the way it is?

If someone from one of these companies pointed a gun at our children’s heads, we’d damn sure step in front of it.

Isn’t that exactly what they are doing by destroying the climate, the land, the sea, the food chain?

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