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Climate Change? Nahhh ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Riptide, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    What is responsibility? To whom or what? Can you have a concept of it outside of your belief that you are the 'top species'?

    Shit just happens. Nobody decided anything. And whatever comes about is the same as the creation of the first cell. It fucking happened.
  2. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    Well, let's see ... apes or whales haven't been to the moon or performed a heart transplant, so yeah, I'd say we are the top species on the planet.
    Responsibility? How about to the planet and what is morally right?
    When your house gets struck by lightning and catches fire, are you going to give your best effort save it or say "shit just happens"?
  3. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Irrelevant comparison. An individual event is different from any evolutionary process.

    Why are going to the moon or performing heart transplants proofs of being the top species? Again, you can only make those assertions from the perspective of being human. There is no ideal. We don't what can happen.
  4. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    An evolutionary process is one thing an unnatural acceleration is another. If the planet is becoming (quickly) unviable for other species, what does that mean for us?

    And on a less apocalyptic scale, the elimination of certain cogs in the biome can give rise to things that are dangerous to us and those things that feed us. If you want to know our responsibility, as the species that is causing most of this, how about doing what we can to keep our species alive?
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  5. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    How about that no other species on the planet is capable of making changes and developing technology to mitigate or delay climate change? If not us, who? If not now, well... screw around long enough and it will cascade and become irreversible. I won't live to see it get really bad, but the changes are there and obvious if you are not willfully refusing to acknowledge them.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2020
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  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Stop flying on planes then. People should stop traveling. It'd make a huge difference.
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    maybe just drive a little less
  8. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Friend of mine in Australia lost his house on New Years Eve. Bushfires out of control.
  9. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    We are the only species capable of knowingly wiping itself out.

    Many think global warming is a fast track to doing that.
  10. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Refusing to do anything to slow or mitigate global warming certainly is.
  11. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

  12. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    whatever, dude, species go extinct all the time, it's normal, enjoy arby's
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