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pop culture apocolypse

maybe it's all this geology propaganda i'm mucking through day in and day out. maybe it's my disbelief in the good of mankind. maybe it's just my pessimism. but with all these large-scale earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and everything else, i think maybe our day is done.

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dano_rocks
Oct. 12th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
in my geology class we are discussing plate tectonic motion all that shit.

it's pretty crazy
shakewell
Oct. 12th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
i swear every chapter in my physical AND environemtal geology textbooks finds a way to work in something about how humans are destroying some aspect of the ecosystem AND aren't doing anything significant to reverse or halt the effects of their actions.
elizabethford
Oct. 12th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
according to kurt vonnegut via the september 13 "real time with bill maher", mankind is a disease on the face of the earth, and earth's immune system is finally fighting back.

don't know if i entirely subscribe, but he has a good point. we are essentially parasites, and the earth can only take so much.
shakewell
Oct. 12th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
i would have liked to have seen that
that was kind of the idea i had. we're a disease on this planet and this is it fighting back to stablize things again.

i hope earth wins; we don't deserve this place anymore.
hypnotique
Oct. 12th, 2005 04:57 am (UTC)
i dont think it really matters, manders. thus is the point of living fast and loving deeply. the point where the human race could turn back and reverse the damage done, possibly salvaging our home.. has long since passed. there is no gloom and doom to it.. we wont see the destruction, for us there is only to live, enjoy one another and build towards a realization of our personal dreams and goals. trying to save the planet is pointless.. unless the work in itself lends to your personal satisfaction.
shakewell
Oct. 12th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
that's a shitty attitude, rod. you're right. there's a lot of things we can't reverse now, but that doesn't mean there aren't things we can slow down or stop. fossil fuel consumption coupled with unchecked human population growth is going to cripple the human race within the next few generations. exploding demand meets dwindling supply. it'll mean if we haven't done it already, the next war we fight definitely will be over oil. (developing) nations of people are going to starve to death because they can no longer afford the fuels and fertilizers that support modern farming and developed nations will no longer provide surplusses because they'll be struggling to support their own massive populations.

i do love deeply. i love the kids i could have too much to let them contribute to that mess. i love the kids my friends and family have had too much not to try to save something of what's left of this place for them.
hypnotique
Oct. 12th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
you remind me of my sister.. in a good way, so idealistic and hopeful for the future.

cheers.
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