“The November election is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats. It is not a battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It is a battle between the corporate state and us. And if we do not immediately engage in this battle we are finished, as climate scientists have made clear.” This is why he will vote for Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate....
We have seen this ecological crisis coming for years. Even if you were not convinced by the scientific consensus, the precautionary principle should have driven you into taking Climate Change very seriously and demanding that any candidate for president do the same.
We are now beyond the need for the crutch of the precautionary principle. We know we are facing ecological breakdowns that will affect our grandchildren. The planet will be fine. For the planet, this will be just another cycle, like the changes that caused the dinosaurs to become extent. From the perspective of we humans, it's not just another cycle. Many large animals will not survive this ecological cycle: elephants, polar bears, gorillas, and, possibly, homo sapiens (a bit arrogant, the "sapiens" part, but that's what we call ourselves: “wise”).
Our grandchildren will know that we knew ecological crises were coming. They may well learn of this election: two corporate business-as-usual Tweedles versus a Green Candidate whose popular vote count would make a difference. Our grandchildren will wonder, given that we saw this coming, what did we do about it? Did we continue living our lives "business-as-usual"? Did we begin taking these foreseeable ecological crises into account in our actions? They will ask us: "You saw this coming, what did you do?" How we vote in this election will be part of our answer.
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