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Author Topic: Things that made you sad today thread.  (Read 5447642 times)

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117030 on: November 22, 2019, 10:57:41 pm »

What if we are not the only animals who think they are superior to other animals because of the ability to think they are?
Have you ever met a cat? Like, a house cat, a noble descendent of the feline demigods worshipped by our ancient ancestors?
Yeah, they think they're the shit.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117032 on: November 23, 2019, 10:59:45 pm »

You might want to look into the works of actual climate scientists instead of attention-grabbing misogynistic materials scientists. That guy's about as reputable a source as Alex Jones. The situation isn't good, but it isn't anywhere near as bad as some people (who make quite a bit of money from stirring up hysteria) are trying to make it out to be.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117033 on: November 23, 2019, 11:10:21 pm »

Thank you
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117034 on: November 23, 2019, 11:49:28 pm »

That guy's about as reputable a source as Alex Jones.

I hate them putting chemicals in the air that turn the friggin' climate gay.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117035 on: November 24, 2019, 01:00:38 am »

You mean water vapor?

I mean-- Freaking RAINBOWS.  Prideful ones-- and even, DOUBLE ones!

Shameless!  Weather and climate should be boring and duotone only!

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In all seriousness though:

The optimism is probably naive though Shonus.  All tracks that lead to "We don't kill the fucking biosphere by the end of this century" require very radical changes in emissions and energy generation technologies, which are counter to the financial interests of incumbent industries, or counter to domestic economic policies (and thus political suicide.)

Given the extreme amount of foot-dragging going on there, with outright lies about compliance, and intractable super-emmissions from more than just one industry concerning this topic, the reality is still pretty damn grim.  Not for the reasons cited by the dubious researcher, but because humans just fucking suck at long term planning -vs- immediate wish fulfillment.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117036 on: November 24, 2019, 01:29:28 pm »

Frankly I don't think where I'm sitting I'll be affected too badly within 15 years, or maybe ever, by the weather of the future... Yeah it's going to get more random, and more extreme and it's sure going to ruin some harvests but overall we're pretty harbored from floods and droughts and really extreme winds.

But there is so few of these scenarios that the studies lay out, that actually take into account that we only need to disturb the global political balance for things to tip over within moments. As said, people resort easily to their lowest instincts.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117037 on: November 25, 2019, 11:52:54 am »

Given the extreme amount of foot-dragging going on there, with outright lies about compliance, and intractable super-emmissions from more than just one industry concerning this topic, the reality is still pretty damn grim.  Not for the reasons cited by the dubious researcher, but because humans just fucking suck at long term planning -vs- immediate wish fulfillment.

My favorite response to those is a picture with text to the effect of "what's more likely: a bunch of hippies have the money and political power to create fake science showing global warming is real, or a bunch of billionaires and politicians have the money and political power to create fake science showing global warming is fake?"
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117038 on: November 25, 2019, 06:52:00 pm »

I said I wasn't upset but I'm upset.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117039 on: November 26, 2019, 10:54:26 am »

Given the extreme amount of foot-dragging going on there, with outright lies about compliance, and intractable super-emmissions from more than just one industry concerning this topic, the reality is still pretty damn grim.  Not for the reasons cited by the dubious researcher, but because humans just fucking suck at long term planning -vs- immediate wish fulfillment.

My favorite response to those is a picture with text to the effect of "what's more likely: a bunch of hippies have the money and political power to create fake science showing global warming is real, or a bunch of billionaires and politicians have the money and political power to create fake science showing global warming is fake?"
/s But don't you know that the left is pushing global warming, so obviously it's fake because the left likes it and they're socialists? /s

I said I wasn't upset but I'm upset.
It's okay to be upset.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117040 on: November 26, 2019, 01:05:49 pm »

Family shit (yay holidays!), chronic pain, and being too depressed to clean up my apartment sooner. Combined with food poisoning or something (do I look like the kind of person who can just go see a doctor for a flimsy excuse like "sick" or "what did the biopsy say"?) so I was "a bit" sick yesterday.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117041 on: November 26, 2019, 01:31:04 pm »

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My favorite response to those is a picture with text to the effect of "what's more likely: a bunch of hippies have the money and political power to create fake science showing global warming is real, or a bunch of billionaires and politicians have the money and political power to create fake science showing global warming is fake?"

Troughout all known history, people who "have a taste" for such things have spent all their efforts, and all the means available to accumulate wealth and/or gain influence. Sure we could defuse the conspiracy theory smears with the simple mention of the existence of motives. But really it's such an inherently definitional thing that I have litterally 0 respect for the people eager to engage in mental gymnastics about the topic. Emphasis on eagerness; sorry for breaking the truce of silence actually.
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« Reply #117042 on: November 27, 2019, 07:01:50 am »

So, my exams ended, and now I'm just waiting for my results. I don't know what to do in the meantime. I'm probably being melodramatic, but I think I've, like lost purpose in life. I just feel empty. What am I looking towards? Why does it feel like I'm wasting time? What do I do now?
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117043 on: November 27, 2019, 08:05:56 am »

Finished Disco Elysium for the first time.
Gods, what a brilliant game. Obviously I enjoyed it a great deal but I am filled with an overload of emotions right now -  partly for the simple fact that it is over (at least until I play through it again), but mostly they're from the game itself.

What a masterpiece.
...Now what am I going to do with my life? Oh, right, play it again.
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« Reply #117044 on: November 27, 2019, 08:41:53 am »

So, my exams ended, and now I'm just waiting for my results. I don't know what to do in the meantime. I'm probably being melodramatic, but I think I've, like lost purpose in life. I just feel empty. What am I looking towards? Why does it feel like I'm wasting time? What do I do now?
I've read a short book called "How to live on 24 hours a day" yesterday. Author's got a nice way of saying things. Might help you with that sense of wasting time. It's on the Gutenberg project if you feel like checking it out.
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