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21 of June is soon upon us again


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Im scared, hold me


nuh uh hold urself


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Navi no that's bad



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Man, we're going towards darker times again already... Time moves too fast..


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You had me worried for a moment there, and then I realised it's about the days getting shorter...
I mean, it's summer and the weather is going haywire globally...

Yes, we're already halfway into 2022.


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Oh, yeah, yeah. Talking about daylight.

The world is still stuck in its perpetual nosedive I'm afraid.

Feels like yesterday was 2011 tbh. Jeez..


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It's almost the total time it took to start going to school and graduating as an adult... 12 years?

I mean, almost. It's 11 and a half years when 2011 begun.


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I know! It's awful!
Feels like you blink and it's been months!


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i can relate... it feels like times will only get harder. And they are already hard...

Please be strong, dear friends... we will get through together. Time is so weird right now.


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i often see people lament about the state of the world, and its understandable. however i have a different perspective, which more or less falls under the phrase "the devil that you know is better than the devil that you don't"

we are in a time of immense change, and we all know that to greater or lesser extent. this can cause a serious feeling of helplessness of comparing the grand existential threat to the limited physical power we perceive we have. but humanity, despite its major flaws, is at the end of the day a social species, and our individual strenghts and weaknesses fit with eachother and boost eachother up

now, how does this relate to the climate? well people often point out that we've "known this for years" and that the powers at be have done little to nothing until recently, which is true unfortunately. however as technology has progressed and scientists have come up with cleaner and cheaper means of energy, new ways to slow down carbon emmissions, and have developed ways to trap some of it, we have done a lot. While we missed the mark we initially set, we have at this moment avoided the worst possible outcome of climate apocalypse (baring some really out there shenanigans).

the path we are currently on is much better, but not perfect. we are still gonna feel the hit of climate change, we already are feeling the hit of climate change, and it sucks. but it's trending much better. and in a world where the clean options are the more profitable methods, the capitalist machine will steer in that direction, even if their entire motivation is greed.

so yeah, times change, and some things really suck. but we are resilient, we are adaptive, and we are strong.

and the blessing that these are well known things, is that there are people out there doing things about it, and if you feel the need to do something, i'm sure those people would welcome the help.

it's not the doomer tweets that will change the world, but those who put their words and actions to good use!


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Speaking of time...

What about ironic doomer posts elsewhere?


You mean we went from flying, to producing fake footage to get one over on the Russians?


I feel like climate change, at least from the point of view of the United States, is more of a social challenge to be solved rather than an existential threat to the country. Even worse case scenarios estimated by economists for the 2050s and 2100s have the projected America being a far wealthier place in per capita terms despite floods, heat-waves, hurricanes, and such all increasing cause real widespread harm still. It's a matter of pragmatic, reasonable policies being adapted both by the federal government and also by various smaller institutions: everything from energy conservation projects remolding older buildings with caulk-guns at the ready to the construction of wind turbines in field after field to cultural efforts avoiding wasting power with lights on when nobody's there and more.

I mentally categorize climate change adaptation slash mitigation more akin to trying to lower the increasing rates of people being diagnosed with cancer, of people being victimized in car accidents, of people slipping into drug addiction, and other kinds of difficult but solvable U.S. social problems right now. It's not just that every little effort helps. It's that enough individual measures collectively move the needle a lot.

There's also the fact that this seems like an instance in which the vast majority of Americans basically agree. Air pollution is bad. Water pollution is bad. Increased natural disasters are bad. Trying to make infrastructure more resilient is good. Trying to make the U.S. less dependent on foreign sources of energy is good. I'm probably too stupidly idealistic about humanity in general, but I think there's concrete evidence on at least this issue that most people are fundamentally ethical and empathetic. They want to reduce suffering. And they know that they can do that with personal action.


Pic wouldn't be less impressive if they put Kosmonauts on it.
Or did they fake that one too to enrage the Americans?


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I don't believe Cosmonauts ever made a manned landing on the moon. I think the Soviets limited their moon activity to launching unmanned probes.

After the failures of the N1 rockets I think the Soviet government quietly scrapped moon landings, because the prestige of the first manned landing had already been accomplished by the United States, and directed their funding to other projects.



Yeah, actually funny story about that, especially re: conspiracy theories about it. You'd think for the Soviets "the Americans faked it, actually" would have been quite appealing. Nope, instead they were like "oh, you won the space race? That's nice for you. Who were you racing with, anyway? It certainly wasn't us, we didn't even WANT to go to the Moon. Naw we sent the roborovers (which got there before you we might add, if you really want to think in these terms) and that was the extent of our plans". Obvious thin face saving BS smokescreen... which didn't stop some of the American media in the '70s from actually buying into it. So instead of the conspiracy being "the US didn't win the space race because it faked its win", the conspiracy theory was "the US didn't win the space race because it wasn't even a race".

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