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  Reepicheep
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This very thread probably negates it, but I love this quote:
C.S. Lewis wrote:
This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things - praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts - not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs.

Just substitue 'atomic bombs' for '2012' (or 'global warming', 'terrorism', the Black Death etc).
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The problem is that instead of just going on with our daily lives, we can work against the threats and prepare for the consequences we can't avoid, including changing our daily lives when it helps our fight.


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Maybe Global Warming isn't the best fit for the quote, but 2012 (and atomic bombs) certainly are.

But even with Global Warming, the point of the quote is not to let worry dominate your mind. I recycle, turn off unused lights etc. but I'm not worrying about Global Warming. Wink
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Reepicheep wrote:
Maybe Global Warming isn't the best fit for the quote, but 2012 (and atomic bombs) certainly are.

But even with Global Warming, the point of the quote is not to let worry dominate your mind. I recycle, turn off unused lights etc. but I'm not worrying about Global Warming. Wink


All good points. Personally I'm not worried about Global Warming either, at least not in the abstract sense. I am worried about the practical implications of the many bad things that can happen if we don't protect the environment. To that end I'm worried about the people who don't care and/or don't support strong environmental controls to create a cleaner environment. Not being able to swim in the local lake because of pollution is not high on my list things that make for a good life.

All I really want is to make sure when I'm 60 there are still forests to hike in, wildlife to enjoy watching, and wonderful landscapes to see in general during a drive to the next town. Sadly some of that is already at risk where I live because a group of people want to kill all the deer in the area so they can have their ornamental flowers (they'd seriously rather kill the deer than put up fences).
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Oy. I heard about a chip company changing their bags into recyclable material, but they reverted back to the old ones because people wee complaining about their noisiness. People, put them in a bowl! Rolling Eyes
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I'm with you there, Vorn. I need greenery to survive. I like going into the garden on Sundays in summer, sitting back, reading a nice book while feeling grass blades between my tootsies. Hiking through seemingly endless forests. There's one national park nearby, it's a beast of a hike to get to the top, but once you get there the view is amazing.

I wonder what these fjords would look like without the green?


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That fjord is near you? That place looks beautiful. Wink
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Sadly, no. I couldn't find my own pictures of my area. Actually, that's not true. I found some pictures, but those pictures were of a particularly cloudy day!
That fjord would be one of Norway's fjords. Lucky gits. Laughing
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I highly doubt that the world will end. But it would be cool if Cali dropped into the ocean.
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Has anyone heard the Motel 6 radio commercial about 2012? I find it absolutely hilarious. Very Happy
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
Has anyone heard the Motel 6 radio commercial about 2012? I find it absolutely hilarious. Very Happy


You just made me realize that, assuming the world doesn't end, the Super Bowl commercials this year will have a whole lot of comic material to work with. Very Happy
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My History teacher told me that the Mayan calendar didn't account for leap-years, so the "end of the world" (ie the end of the calendar cycle) has already happened.
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I heard that, too, but also heard it was debunked. Basically that the Mayan calendar all the doomsayers refer to has already been converted to account for leap years. Neutral
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
I heard that, too, but also heard it was debunked. Basically that the Mayan calendar all the doomsayers refer to has already been converted to account for leap years. Neutral


I expect that in 2,000-3,000 years an ancient calendar of the "star-stripe people" or "maple leaf people" (or insert preferred silly name for your country) will be discovered and the scholars will note that the calendar isn't "capable" of going beyond 4999 or something (deja vu Y2K fears) and we'll have a repeat of what's happening now. Wink
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Salaris Vorn wrote:
I expect that in 2,000-3,000 years an ancient calendar of the "star-stripe people" or "maple leaf people" (or insert preferred silly name for your country) will be discovered and the scholars will note that the calendar isn't "capable" of going beyond 4999 or something (deja vu Y2K fears) and we'll have a repeat of what's happening now. Wink


Actually, that is a very good point. And it would make a great story.


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