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- # 16466 pts - Scout: lindseybeatricelindseybeatrice1 month ago
An EXTREMELY important perspective as we are rapidly losing out on our ability to keep global warming under 2deg C this century. In the new IPCC report, 100/116 mitigation strategies for keeping us at a "safe" level of warming (but nothing is safe, actually) include carbon capture. But as this article points out, that is not really a feasible, scalable tech right now. So what are our options, other than a MASSIVE MASSIVE reduction in GHG emissions? We have to put our focus there, carbon capture is not our savior. Thoughts?
(Please, if you're going to comment, make sure you understand the reality of the climate crisis - it is REAL, it is HAPPENING, and we HAVE TO start implementing large-scale solutions or else my generation and everyone after me is completely fucked)
- AOTD on 6/25/20 - Scout: lindseybeatrice
"While black Americans view their experience as the American nightmare, racist Americans view black Americans as the American nightmare. Racist Americans, especially those racists who are white, view themselves as the embodiment of the American dream. All that makes America great. All that will make America great again. All that will keep America great.
But only the lies of racist Americans are great. Their American dream—that this is a land of equal opportunity, committed to freedom and equality, where police officers protect and serve—is a lie. Their American dream—that they have more because they are more, that when black people have more, they were given more—is a lie. Their American dream—that they have the civil right to kill black Americans with impunity and that black Americans do not have the human right to live—is a lie."
What a powerful statement.
I work in the social enterprise/nonprofit sector and have been bothered by this for a while. Really appreciated this perspective, and the privilege/power check. Talking about diversity means nothing. We must do better, and give POC the avenues to implement their ideas, create needed programs, succeed in leadership positions, and generally be respected and rewarded for their perspectives/ideas/expertise.
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