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Sci Tech    H4'ed 2/1/19

Got Hope?

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Then I have a few questions I'd love to have answered...

How will we refreeze the Arctic and Antarctic? How will we extract the greenhouse gasses that we've been pumping into the atmosphere for decades? How will we wake people up en mass? How will we change politics to work for humans rather than against them? How will we cool down the oceans? How will we get rid of capitalism and consumption? How will we restore the vast numbers of species and habitats that we've wiped out? How will we get the human population down to 0.5 billion or so? How will we kick fossil fuels and convert to renewable energy in a few years (if we still have that much time)?

How will we get Homo so-called sapiens to recognize that we are the same species on the same planet with the same fate? How will we stop destroying ecosystems and biological diversity? How will we keep our food systems in our five major global bread baskets going? How will we "recreate" fresh water, that is disappearing more rapidly by the hour? How will be bring back the untold hundreds of thousands of fellow human beings already "vanished" by global warming? How will we get rid of global ocean pollution? How do we restore coral reefs in our now warmer and acidic oceans, that are taking out species that have taken millions of years to evolve?

How will restore forests around the world in five years or so, when the trees themselves already have no habitat as they did just ten years ago and still need 20 years or more to reach maturity? How will we restore the vast fraction of fertile soil that we've washed into the oceans, along with pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, and nitrogen? How will we even begin to slow climate collapse, that is remarkably well underway?

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I am merely scratching the tip of the list, which volumes of books, articles, and videos have already been put in front of us in frightful detail.

Got hope? Ignorance is bliss. Going through the stages of grief may not be bliss, but reaching the stage of acceptance and living as the most genuine human being I can has been of great value to me.

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