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So what will our future generations have to look forward to?  With the type of national debt crisis growing and growing, how are they ever going to afford the options the may be faced with?

 

Yes....it's games....The future via games? Foretelling?The future via games? Foretelling?

but, this could be what our generations to come may be facing.

The future?The future?

 

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and in yet more climate news, Rhode Island is the first state to sue oil companies for knowing that they knew about climate change and then tried to hide and cover up.....hopefully more states to follow:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/audio/2019/jun/19/what-oil-companies-knew-the-great-climate-...

 

Exxon knew as far back as 1982 about what effect co2 buildup would do to the environment/climate, and they accuarately predicted almost exactly where we are today at 415 ppm in co2, which they predicted would happen by 2020.....evil and greed, is what it's all about.

 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxon-knew-about-climate-change-almost-40-years-ago/

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This is not even a question. Young people are grasping what kind of world that they are being left with. And think that they are not pleased...and I hope so. As adults, we should be ashamed to the conditions which may get worse, and perhaps not better...if repubs stay in control...it’s that simple. 

And it’s correct to say that young people can help by getting out to vote. 

 

I hope so!

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Sad but true. Too bad we can't get them to vote out the GOPers BEFORE they destroy civiliazation... or perhaps we CAN.

 

Tell your kids and grandkids it's not hopeless YET, but one more Republican administration, and its over. The 18-44 group is now 36.5% of the population and can save themselves with a simple walk to the polls on 3 Nov 2020, and we can fix this without Republicans to stop it.

 

 

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As I have said before, and seen many stories about, it's the kids who get it about climate change, and they are very worried, they should be, and they are getting engaged, which is the really good news!!! Speaking of climate change, there are going to be some HUGE national climate marches in the next couple of days all over the country. My hope is these are the biggest to date, because in my opinion, we are running out of time before we feel the worst effects.....so the uplifting news again, is the kids get it, and they are getting involved!

 

Info about the student led protests coming in 9/20/19!!!

 

https://engage.us.greenpeace.org/onlineactions/haGCePR37EeQUcKBhZNvUQ2?gclid=CjwKCAjwq4fsBRBnEiwANTa...

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For decades, Americans could remember previous generations with reverence. The Greatest Generation freed Europe and established the liberal world order. The Silent Generation helped them build post-World War II prosperity and battle international communism. And the baby boomers had their moments, mostly long past: marching for civil rights; speaking out against an endless war; revolutionizing the culture. But when their children and grandchildren look back at the boomer legacy, “reverence” is not the word that will come to mind.

 

A new Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll gauged how U.S. teenagers feel about climate change. Nearly all — 86 percent — believe in the near-unanimous conclusions of the scientific community. Fifty-seven percent of teens say climate change makes them feel afraid. Fifty-two percent feel angry. Forty-three percent feel helpless. Only 29 percent feel optimistic. Anger, fear, helplessness: These are the sorts of feelings so many of the nation’s recent leaders — and those who elected them — will increasingly elicit.

 

Millennials and Generation Z were raised with climate science. And even for those who weren’t, the Earth’s changes will get ever harder to ignore. Experts reckon that the planet is currently on the path to warm 3 degrees Celsius or quite a bit more by 2100. Even at 2 degrees of warming, the consequences would be severe. Pest-borne disease would be far more widespread. Heatwaves would be longer, more intense and more deadly. Droughts would last longer. Coastlines would flood. Species would die out. Climate “tipping points” (for example, permafrost melting and releasing vast quantities of new greenhouse gas emissions) could be reached that would make the warming more extreme.

 

Young Americans will face the challenge, because their parents and grandparents did not. They will do so with little time and a cash-strapped federal Treasury that the baby boomers fleeced to pay for tax cuts and retirement benefits. The Post poll found that about a quarter of today’s teens had engaged in some form of climate activism. Others have not done much, but they will likely demand more as the problem gets worse and their political power grows. Generational change will bring policy change.

 

“That’s the way it should be,” some conservatives might say. In its most compelling form, conservatism counsels against ambitious reform and for the preservation of economic arrangements, social structures and mores to which people had become accustomed, because trying to sweep away too much, too quickly, results in backlash, disorder and civil conflict — more harm than good. In this view, steady evolution in policy and culture, in part via generational change, is preferable to rapid, large-scale reform. Ascribing this instinct to conservatives who oppose acting aggressively on global warming is one way to give them some benefit of the doubt that they are not knowingly and selfishly condemning future generations to climate hell.

 

But this logic fails in the face of an issue such as imminent climate change. Though millennials and younger generations will eventually have their opportunity to govern the country, the problem will be ever more severe. The planet does not care about conservatives’ concerns about national reform or President Trump’s inability to think rationally. It will change while they dither and deny. They are assigning to others the task of more rapid, more radical change. That is why so many opponents of acting on climate change prefer to play down or deny the climate threat.

 

What is the point of politics — of life, even — if not to leave a positive legacy for future generations? Not every issue so clearly implicates such big questions, in part because not every issue offers such a clear distinction between right and wrong, responsible and irresponsible, reality and reality denial. But climate change, the greatest self-imposed long-term threat facing humanity, offers that clarity. Today’s youths will curse their forebears for failing to accept the truth.

 

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