A f*cked up world sending chills down my spine

The Russian city of Arkhangelsk near the Arctic circle hit 28.9 degrees last week. In mid-May.

Meanwhile, carbon dioxide concentration was measured at 415 ppm at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory on Saturday. It has never been as high in the entire human history.

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The entire modern human society fits in the last 12 thousand years. TWELVE THOUSAND. Before that, anatomically modern humans developed about 0.5 million years ago. Their predecessors, the Neanderthals and Paleolithic hominins, about 3 million years ago.

Estimates vary, but it's possible that last time CO2 levels were as high as they are today, there existed only about 100,000, maybe 300,000 humans on the entire planet. They were basic hunter-gatherers, living within the means of subsistence. Food in, poop out. Minimal shelters made of wood and stones and leaves.

Today, the world has about 7.2 billion humans. It is about thirty thousand times more than then, and we consume copious amounts of absolute crap WE DO NOT NEED.

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Housing, transport, food.

Think what you eat, where it comes from, how it's packaged.
Think where you live, how much space you are taking up, how you are heating it, what you are doing with outdoor space.
Think how you travel and where.

DO NOT VOTE FOR Republicans if you're in US, or National Party if you're in New Zealand.

Use your brain - it should not be too difficult to recognise what political organisations are aware of the problem, and have the balls to at least try tackling it through policy. Vote for those people. 

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THIS IS SO FUCKED UP.

2 comments:

  1. We are cockroaches. Or actually, worse. Cause we can predict future and yet we do NOTHING but continue consuming.

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  2. ..or never say I'm not going to vote as I don't know who do vote for and nothing will ever change. :( Just go and vote against someone you really don't like!
    Especially if you are woman!! It's crazy what's going on in the world!

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