those darned “them”

Those darned “them”.

When did environmental issues become political issues….or, why are environmental issues political issues?

Why is there so much anger when issues like this are raised?

Everybody has a “them” to point a finger at.

That’s some crazy stuff.

I heard the other day that Shell (I think it was Shell…) had given up on drilling off the coast of Alaska because the cost outweighed the perceived payoff.

Gas just wasn’t worth as much now that we’ve fracked the heck out of the world and our supply has increased.

Shell had spent something like a combined total of 11 billion dollars gearing up to suck all this oil out of the coastline…..and gave up because they couldn’t make any money.

Not because it was damaging environmentally….because it didn’t make economic sense.

If you use “climate change” as a search term in YouTube, you come up with a lot of documentaries.

I can’t watch all of them.

We have small children at home again.

I can’t sit here and watch depressing videos about climate change.

And I can’t castigate myself because what I do for a living is drive an old beater Jeep Cherokee on a fairly long loop every day so that I can deliver a package or a handful of letters…..and that I’m loving this cheap gas that I can buy right now.

I couldn’t live with myself if I thought about everything bad all the time.

Anyway…..what do I do about any of this?

Tune-up my car?

Plant a bunch of trees?

Make some more money and invest in a large array of solar panels?

Figure out a way to buy some “carbon offsets”? (What’s a “carbon offset” anyway?)

THIS IS THE WAY TO START MY DAY!!! WATCH DEPRESSING VIDEOS ABOUT THINGS THAT I DON’T KNOW HOW TO CHANGE!!

Maybe education is the only way to start figuring out any of this stuff?

Maybe watching some of these documentaries isn’t so bad.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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