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24 January 2005 @ 11:50 pm
This is why I never had children  
Or ever will.

We have 10 years until the point of no return. After that, global warming will produce worldwide climate change. Even massive cutbacks in emissions after that time will not help.

I'm about at the point where I want to give up electricity and go homestead up in the wilds of northern Ontario. When is it no longer paranoid to say WE ARE KILLING OURSELVES AND EVERYONE ELSE?

I developed anxiety disorder almost 16 years ago. And this was the subject of my panic attacks. I've been attack-free since 2001, thanks to Lexapro, but this news is almost guaranteed to start it up again. What kills me most of all is that I know the US leadership will spend the next four years denying that there is a problem. Clearly the problem is with these scientists, who hate our freedom.

Yeah. We'll love that freedom to bleach our bones in the desert America becomes.

What happens to outrage when it's never heard? What happens when frustration bottles up inside and is never relieved?
 
 
I feel: distresseddistressed
 
 
 
eaceac on January 25th, 2005 05:57 am (UTC)
I share your sense of horror about this (when I was in middle school we were told we wouldn't last out the century), but as some one above said, scientists are estimating.

I'm going to go on and try to have children anyway while paying attention to the environmental and political things I think important. I can't stop my life altogether because the world might end.
Elle: Spiderweb beautytheletterelle on January 26th, 2005 08:29 am (UTC)
Hi! *hugs you* You found me. :)

I exaggerated a little up there. The sense of horror I feel at the world is only one reason I'm not having children. There are other reasons: they're expensive, the thought of being pregnant horrifies me, and I just plain don't feel the need, so why do it? :)

I'm not stopping my life. I just can't stand what's happening, and I'm glad I won't have descendants to see it.
eaceac on January 26th, 2005 08:33 am (UTC)
I just plain don't feel the need

See, that's a very good reason. ;)