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From Twitter 11-21-2010 [Nov. 22nd, 2010|03:00 am]

  • 09:16:11: There's no such thing as an inexhaustible resource...other than human idiocy. We can exhaust forests of trees, oceans of fish...
  • 09:19:23: ...and still have an abundant and ever-increasing supply of human idiocy proclaiming that air, water, forests, and oceans are inexhaustible.
  • 16:05:45: Making spiced pear glaze for ham...good smells in the kitchen. (Stew chopped fresh pears, add sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger.)
  • 16:06:12: Spiced pear also makes good filling for little pastries.

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[User Picture]From: kimuro
2010-11-22 12:02 pm (UTC)
That's first point is something I can't understand about so-called conservatives - how can they not know this? We who are fans of science fiction - with our heads in the clouds and our noses in books - we know that once all the resources are consumed, once the air is too dirty to breathe, the water too polluted to drink - there's no escape. Why don't they?

OTOH, they can't even seem to grasp the reality of climate change (so much a better phrase than 'global warming' - that phrase elicits images of frolicking at the beach and sitting by a pool with a cold drink).

I'm reminded of a response given in one of Charlotte MacLeod's Peter Shandy books - when someone who voted against rezoning farmland for industry "And just how do you like your tax dollars - boiled, roasted or fricasseed?"
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[User Picture]From: londonbard
2010-11-25 06:11 am (UTC)
I've always wished that to maintain living creatures in a restricted environment could be made part of the curriculum in as many disciplines as possible, and part of the training for a wide variety of jobs.

Nothing says, “The balance is really quite delicate and this is what happens when it goes wrong” than trying to deal with a polluted aquarium, a murrain culling the over-crowded, over-breeding organisms or the results of introducing the wrong plant or creature. I am not saying that guppies ought to be expendable – I’m saying I’d rather "the movers and shakers" learned on fish in an aquarium than on people and the only planet we’ve got!

(Also noting pear receipe!)

Edited at 2010-11-25 06:13 am (UTC)
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