Monday, May 16, 2016

Microstory 321: Geographic Stability Part II

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Geographic Stability Part I

I decided to break this step into two parts, because the subject is important, and can’t be addressed within only 320 words. Climate change is not something I’m well versed in. When I was in eighth grade, I found myself failing science class, which was a big blow because I had intended to become a scientist. In truth, I didn’t do all that well in school in general. I do, however, conduct constant self-driven research. I like to look into things, trying to make sense of the world around me. I’ve always had an interest in knowing a little bit about most everything, but never becoming an expert on any one thing. So even though I can’t say exactly what’s causing climate change, or what we can do to stop it, I know it’s real. I know that no self-respecting scientist denies that things are getting worse. The only question they have is to what degree it’s happening, and how much humans are contributing to these problems. I want to make sure you understand that seeking Geographic Stability for the purpose of being happy does not mean that a perfect place to live even exists. Also in eighth grade, I knew a classmate who wasn’t worried about the ice caps melting “because they [were] so far away”. He was too stupid to get the fact that liquids always move towards surface equilibrium. And though I think climate change deniers are smart enough to get this particular thing, there’s this attitude that it’s something people in developed nations don’t have to worry about. But nowhere on Earth is safe. Everyone is in danger of ecological disaster, due to more complex causality chains than simple water displacement. Even if you think you’re too old for it to matter, you’re not; it’s happening literally right now. There are things you can do to help, though, namely by voting for candidates who recognize the truth.


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