So here we are. Our top scientists clearly stating the situation and almost every single person is sleepwalking. The denial in this country is all encompassing. I shop sometimes at Peoples Food Co-op. A place that is supposed to be a bastion of healthy 'sustainable' living. Yet it is doing no more than the average corporation. We are in a collective state of emergency and there is nothing but business as usual going on there. Is there any information about climate change posted in the store? Is there any sense of urgency? Is there even the slightest hint of the dire circumstance? NO! The place is a bunch of smiling zombies! Health food zombies!!
So here we are, with the scientists saying we have something like 10, maybe 15 years to drastically reduce carbon emissions or the climate will change so significantly that agriculture as we know it may not even be possible. Yet all the so called progressive people, leftists, nature lovers etc in Portland say and do nothing much at all. Every progressive minded business should have big posters up, little booklets to hand out to all customers, and the subject should be on everyones lips. When I am in New Seasons, Peoples or other such place, not only is there no mention of climate change, but I rarely ever even hear people talking about it. Everyone is still going on about their jobs, relationships, their yoga class, gossiping about others..... just business as usual when all the scientists are saying business as usual will be our likely end. It is a form of insanity.
I never hear a word spoken or any print visible at any progressive establishment that I happen to visit in Portland. The Republican Party just finished its 'convention' where all the politicos deny that there even is climate change. It is easy to find such a position reprehensible. And yet all the so called progressives are in essentially the same state of denial. It is a collective insanity.