This Is Not a Drill

Climate ChangeWhen will people finally awaken to the threat humanity faces due to climate change? How can they simply ignore the frequent “100-year floods” and larger, more intense hurricanes, the significantly hotter summers and colder winters? And what about the staggering increases in the number of devastating wildfires?

How can people close their minds and refuse to correlate climate change with greenhouse gasses and burning fossil fuels?

We are no longer living in the land of milk and honey, folks. There’s no cause for elation, especially if we, as a species, are unwilling to take actions that will slow the trajectory of the inevitable disaster that climate change poses.

This is not a hoax. This is not a drill.


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (awaken), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (climate), Your Daily Word Prompt (correlate), The Daily Spur (milk), and Word the Day Challenge (elation).

14 thoughts on “This Is Not a Drill

    • amoralegria September 19, 2020 / 9:12 pm

      There are quite a few entrepreneurs who would like to develop Mars for mining. Trump has even mentioned developing Mars. Why not ruin another planet for the benefit of corporate profits??!

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  1. Vic Crain September 19, 2020 / 5:57 pm

    Hypothesis: The opposing position isn’t denial of climate change. It’s denial of any ability to alter climate change. The view that I think both Trump and Musk hold is that this world is ending; let’s pillage it for what it’s worth before it dies. Musk assumes he will be in a space colony when the end comes. Trump assumes he’ll be dead before the end comes. Neither cares about the rest of us.

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    • amoralegria September 19, 2020 / 9:09 pm

      I don’t think any of those rich corporatist oil company CEOs think manmade climate change is a hoax. They know it’s real – they just don’t want to confront the problem because they think it will destroy their business or at least, cut into their profit. The thing is, if they embrace clean energy, they will find new ways of making money and lots of new jobs would be created. It’s really a win-win. However, I think they are afraid of clean energy because wind, water and sun are available to everyone, they can’t control it as much as they do oil and gas, and they don’t see as much profit in clean energy. They want people to be dependent on their huge industries for fuel that we need for just about everything we do. Instead, there are small companies, start-ups, that are selling solar panels to residents (I’ve gotten a lot of phone calls about converting our house to solar, but we’ve moved and now do not own our house). People who own land can lease it to wind turbine companies. One of the richest men in Spain lives off the money he makes from leasing his land to wind turbines. He doesn’t have to work at all! It’s much harder for a select group of gas/oil CEOs around the world to give in than to maintain control not only of oil and gas production and distribution, but also the control they have over state and federal governments. Rachel Maddow, in her book “Blowout” discusses how much sway oil lobbyists have over government policy in many areas.

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      • Fandango September 19, 2020 / 10:56 pm

        You’re right, they know it’s real, but to them, short term profits trump long term survival.

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      • Marleen September 19, 2020 / 10:57 pm

        I’ve been meaning to read that.

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    • Fandango September 19, 2020 / 10:46 pm

      You’re definitely right about Trump; probably right about Musk.

      Like

  2. amoralegria September 19, 2020 / 8:59 pm

    Great integration of word prompts into an important message, Fandango!

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  3. Carol anne September 21, 2020 / 11:12 pm

    I do agree! People need to sit up and take action! Climate change is real! Its happening now!

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