So devolution is baloney.
Global Warming is real, but hardly anything we can do about it.
But Fracking... My school is pretty much trying to get everyone to be on the side against it, and it's starting to grow into the whole town community.
Is there anything I should do about this, or just go with the flow?
Where are you from?
I'm in NY, and there's a HUGE movement against fracking building up right now--we actually have a chance to win and start pushing ourselves in the right directions!
In terms of climate change, there is a strong change that we won't "win," in fact, we've already changed the climate a lot.
However, personally I feel a moral responsibility to fight to stop it. I don't want to look back in 40 years and say to the kids then who are wondering why climate change keeps getting worse and there's no way to stop it that I knew what was going on and that I just continued on with my daily life because it was too hard to do anything else. By not fighting back, we are bystanders to the terrible atrocity of our governments refusing to act in the interest of future generations. We need to fight back not to protect polar bears or tree frogs (although those are pretty cool...) but to try to stop massive crop failures and famines and wars over water and other human disasters that will be brought about as a result of climate change. In my opinion, there is no moral way to give up in this fight and say "well, there's no point in fighting this one."
In other words, if "we the people" aren't going to fight this fight, when will we ever fight for anything?
Sorry for the long/ranting post, but this is something that I think about a lot... like all the time, and I'm pretty passionate about it.
It's 3:23 in the morning and I'm awake
Because my great, great grandchildren won't let me sleep
My great, great grandchildren ask me in dreams
What did you do while the planet was plundered?
What did you do when the earth was unraveling?
Surely you did something when the seasons started failing?
As the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?
Did you fill the streets with protest when democracy was stolen?
What did you do once you knew?