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tor 2019-09-19 klockan 11:35 -0600 skrev Nate Graham:
> On 9/19/19 11:05 AM, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> > More, I see all those "strikes" are substitutes for people actually
> > handling
> > or at least for postponing their own handling. Do you really need
> > politicians
> > to decide for you that you should look at what you consume and do
> > and what
> > harm it does to others, and then adopt things accordingly? Are you
> > really all
> > helpless victims of the bad evil system? Not responsible for the
> > damage you
> > create, because "politicians did not put a bin here, their fault
> > that I drop
> > my garbage on the ground"?
> 
> It's a common polluter tactic to get people to internalize the idea
> that 
> each individual must take action on their own. And we should take 
> individual action! But it is not enough, and it never will be.
> 
> I personally have spent over $50,000 in the last year to make my
> house 
> carbon-negative through a combination of energy efficiency
> improvements, 
> replacement of gas appliances with electric versions, and
> installation 
> of a large solar array. I plan to buy an electric car in the next
> year 
> or two so that my day-to-day personal fossil fuel consumption is
> zero. 
> But still, it's not enough! These actions amount to a drop in the
> bucket 
> despite having been accomplished at great personal cost. None of my 
> neighbors have seen fit to do the same. And it does not offset the 
> fossil fuel consumption of the plastic in the products I buy and
> their 
> packaging, or the multiple international plane trips I now take to 
> attend KDE events.
> 
> Generally there are no alternatives to polluting actions such as
> these. 
> There is no electric train powered by renewably-generated
> electricity 
> that I can take to cross the ocean. Almost always there is no 
> alternative product made entirely of wood or metal, or wrapped in
> paper 
> instead of plastic.
> 
> Only through collective action can a problem of this magnitude
> actually 
> be addressed. We must imbue our organizations with our values so
> that 
> the system itself tilts in the direction of fixing the problem 
> automatically. Our own personal moral righteousness is not enough
> and 
> never will be.
> 
> 
> Nate
> 

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