Everyone agrees: I don’t want to change my behavior! Yet, Life is dying on our planet. See the Bumblebee picture to the left for an example of a much reduced species. What a huge disconnect!
This week’s post recommends a website blog by Rob Mielcarski, see here.
Each of the quotes below, and the many more that I did not quote have a link leading to more information; follow some, at least, of them. Many useful hours could be spent following other links of the recommended website.
“Despite wildly different beliefs about our predicament, there is one thing that almost everyone agrees on: I don’t want to change my behavior”
Many examples of denial are given:
– “All political parties in all countries and almost all citizens, including the few citizens that understand our predicament, reject our best course of action: austerity”
– “The long-term solution to our problems is the short-term cause of our problems: reduced consumption”
-“Citizens believe the exact opposite of reality: technology creates wealth and energy rather than energy creates wealth and technology”
– “The previous year’s worst case predictions are tending to become this year’s most likely prediction: sea level rise”
– “The only possible permanent solution is rejected by the belief systems of 90+% of citizens: population reduction”
– “Countries fortunate to have a low birth rate often cancel their good fortune with immigration: Canada”
– “The professionals with the most influence on public policy use models that violate the most trusted laws of physics: economists”
– “The people who deserve the most respect and admiration get the least: scientists”
– “The people who deserve the least respect and admiration get the most: celebrities
– “A key component of our infrastructure appears durable but is not: reinforced concrete”
-Citizens most vulnerable to a fragile global supply chain with only a few days of inventory experience the strongest illusion of abundance and security: inhabitants of large cities”
– “Few people study or heed the best predictor of the future: history”
– “The majority of citizens share a common characteristic that makes the election of an intelligent and wise leader empowered to do the right thing unlikely: wacky beliefs
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