fuck you i dont care if this is a repost.. it is a worthy and necessary discussion.
i had a stupid insta-argument with a newschooler on the topic of fracking which to which they said i clearly no nothing about #bye... well not so fast. there was a thread recently http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/743750/
about divesting from fossil fuels and a video that went along with it, but most people wrote it off saying nope that is impossible. id like to discuss climate change on a larger scale as it is the single most important issue of our era, yet we, at least here in america, are too focused on the economy/unemployment, budget/debt crisis, health care, immigration, gun control, gay marriage, ect (not to undermine these issues, they are all extremely relevant and important!)... but, WAKE THE FUCK UP! You cant fight with mother nature, and this is a topic us skiers should be pretty concerned about. whether you believe in "global warming" or not, you cant argue the science behind climate change...
global sea levels are rising at an alarming rate, carbon dioxide levels are skyrocketing, severe weather including but not limited to floods and droughts are occurring at much more severe rates and frequencies. global sea levels have risen roughly 8in/200mm in the past 150 years, and are slated to rise roughly somewhere between 1/2-2 meters in the next 100 years. something like 25% of the world population lives at or just above sea level and could potentially be displaced within the next 100 years if this prediction holds true...
what is causing this? us humans clearly. i could post some facts, graphs, and the science behind it if anyone disagrees but i think most of you can agree with that we are the roots of our evolving climate... so what can we do about this? i really couldnt tell you, were in too deep.. but the answer to our "energy crisis" and rising fuel prices on the global market? fracking? are you fucking kidding me? yes it creates jobs and is 'good for the economy' but that is a temporary solution to a much larger problem. fracking is a dirty sub-division of a dirty industry that doesnt play by the rules because it is too big to fail and because there is too much money behind it to allow it to fail... now on to a slightly more bold statement, we need to divest from the burning of fossil fuels and turn towards an alternative source of energy. however thats easier said than done since there has been a significant effort to invest in messaging that denies the science and facts of this. the fossil fuel industry is arguably the biggest industry in the world, and doesnt want the population to think that it is the reason climate change is happening, rather it is a just naturally occurring cycle. bullshit... the oil and gas industry has a significant influence on politics. nothing new here its all about the $krilla. what else can we do besides talk about it?
personally i feel powerless and taking about it is the only thing i feel capable of doing. so lets discuss this. i know there are lots of you who will disagree with me on the subject, so id like to hear your thoughts on the matter.
tl;dr- fuck it we'll all be dead and it wont even matter.
ďThis life I am living, what I do everyday, I mean itís unreal, Itís every single day I ski, every single day I am out in the mountains with my friends, I love so much, Itís like the righteous day, the fullest day, itís every day man, it is an absolute blessing to be doing what Iím doing and never will I take it for grantedĒ - CRJ
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