• Mirshe@lemmy.world
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      I love that people are surprised that a man who prominently wrote “ARM THE HOMELESS” on a guitar he uses on stage is leftist as fuck. Like, I don’t know what you expected dude.

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      I don’t know who first came up with the joke, but I really enjoy “what machine did conservatives think they were raging against, the printer?”

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    It doesn’t take a degree to surmise that pumping our environment full of noxious gas is a bad idea.

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      Would leave your car running in the garage with the door closed? Earth = Big garage with lots of cars. That should be easy enough for anyone to understand

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        Then you get the “but it’s only 0.04%, a small amount compared to the atmosphere”.

        Take an aquarium, fill it with water and add 0.04% of black ink. That’s 8 drops per liter or 36 per gallon. And the whole thing turns hazy.

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        You would think. Ugh. It makes complete sense to me, but these big picture things are kinda lost on many. There is a lot of angry, and confused people in my part of the world. In the end, I can’t blame them, as they’re apart of a larger system with the same mentality, and many have never been given a chance to see outside their own survival within that system. I can try though, and hope. Part of me feels the climate deniers are just that. In denial… about their own place in the world, but do feel these consequences in their bones. Some are just outright selfish and really don’t care.

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      Typical answers:

      • “well I’m not sure about that”
      • “I don’t think so”
      • “you’re wrong, do your research”
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    Makes me wonder how you could see the year-on-year increase in climate related natural disasters, temperature records being broken over and over in both directions, the shortening of the “between” seasons, and come to conclusion that Climate change isn’t real.

    Even arguing it isn’t man-made is a better argument, because at least that only involves handwaving away the well-known effects of the pollutants we’re dumping into the atmosphere by the tonnes.

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      You’d be surprised how little these people can think about any given topic. When I was still in contact with my conspiracy theorist mom, she often sent me stuff that specifically went against her beliefs, but she misinterpreted them and thought they agreed with her.

      One time I sent her a meme about “dihydrogen monoxide” to try to show her how easy it is to use scientific language to mislead people, but she literally thought it was real and didn’t listen to me when I told her it was satire. That was the day I realized she was never getting out of the conspiracy hole.

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        I’m sorry, that’s tough. I know how difficult it is to have to accept this about someone you love, especially a parent. It sucks because even when you’ve given up hope of them changing, there’s still a teensy bit of foolish hope that persists, and that always stings.

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      “If climate change is real why is it still cold in the winter”

      “There’s no climate change, just earth cycles. This is a good thing actually.”

      “Climate change is fake and doesn’t matter because Jesus is coming and the True Believers™ will be ruptured to heaven and the world will be destroyed and remade, as it is written”

      “Climate change isn’t real, the lamesteam media is a bunch of lying communist feminazis paid for by the liberals, and the scientists are all a bunch of fascist propagandists trying to turn America into a dictatorship ruled by gay Satan worshipping baby killers. We have to prepare to use our 2nd amendment rights to fight the commu-fascists flooding our country with illegal aliens.”

      -your average climate change denier. Also my mom, my uncle, and my mom’s group of little old ladies at church.

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        ‘they want to make you eat bugs’

        is going to be hilarious when there aren’t even bugs to eat. but by that point we’ll have already eaten the rich, hopefully.

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      Yeah, even the most extreme people I know just say that climate change isn’t man-made. And I know quite a few crazy people.

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    we’re going to watch civilization fall while these fuckwits claim nothing is wrong and cough the atmosphere cough isn’t a problem as we all melt

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      Then let’s stop trying to gain their acknowledgement or assent and pass laws to fix the problem they’ll have to follow regardless of how they feel.

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      We are not all going to melt! Some are going to drown instead! It was very very fun to have 17 degrees and heavy rain for hours here in Finland yesterday when Southern Europe is on fire. :)

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      Blurring the names is a rule on both reddit and lemmy to avoid doxxing. It’s not my rule, it’s the rule of the lemmy.world instance and lemmy, which everyone must abide by. It isn’t specifically stated in the lemmy rules whether you need to censor the names of public figures, so I’ve just been censoring the usernames and handles of the general public. Should the rules of the instance and lemmy change, the rules of this community will be adjusted accordingly.

      Secondly, there’s nothing in lemmy’s, the instance, or the community rules that says posts must be recent. At the moment my main goal is for people other than me to post content; there are 29 posts here and 28 of them are mine. As long as it meets the posting guidelines and doesn’t break any rules, I don’t care where you got it or how old it is.

      Thirdly, I have sticked a post to the top of this community asking for moderators, feedback and input on how this community is run. That is the proper place to leave your feedback, but I would prefer something more helpful than “it’s dumb”. This would be the perfect opportunity for you to post your own content as an example of what you’d like to see here. Volunteer your time to help moderate this community, or make a suggestion on how old recent posts should be in the sticked thread, for other subscribers to weigh in. Or contribute in literally any other way than just being critical, because I’m just one person trying my best.

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      Is it really doxxing when they post their real name on a public internet forum next to their own backwards opinions?