Category Archives: Addiction

Goal isn’t to pollute “a little bit” less or even “a lot” less. It’s zero if you want to sustain human life and civilization.

on August 26, 2022 in Addiction, Leadership, Nature

Yesterday’s post, What is right amount to pollute? Zero is the only answer that sustains human life, puts most sustainability efforts in a new light. Articles suggesting “ten little things you can do to help the environment” seem woefully out of touch. Think of great atrocities and wars of the past. Would “ten little things you can do” have helped stop them? Our failure at sustainability is a failure of[…] Keep reading →

Polluting less isn’t extreme. It’s traditional.

on August 22, 2022 in Addiction, Doof

People call me extreme for not flying, taking years to fill a load of trash, and unplugging my fridge, but compared to most how people lived for almost all of human existence, I’m approaching normal. Refrigerators, for example, barely existed one hundred years ago and cost nearly double a Model T. For most of human existence, people didn’t have refrigerators. We ate more fresh food. Today people consume doof, increasingly[…] Keep reading →

More litter I find in Washington Square Park, and why I focus on it.

on August 20, 2022 in Addiction, Visualization

Do you pick up litter when you visit your parks? What do you find? Do you find syringes and Narcan (an emergency drug to resuscitate someone who overdosed on opiates)? I do. Here’s some of what I found in Washington Square Park. Before you look, be sure to read after the pictures so I can explain why I keep posting about all the drug paraphernalia I find there. Why I[…] Keep reading →

“How can carbon dioxide pollute if it’s necessary for life?”

on August 16, 2022 in Addiction, Nature

Listening to a free-market podcast lately I heard the common pro-fossil fuel line: “how can carbon dioxide be a pollutant if it’s necessary for life?” Some people can’t imagine life without fossil fuels, which seems to me dependence to the point of addiction. I wish I could have replied in person, “I saw a man drowning and instead of helping him, I told him water was necessary for life. What[…] Keep reading →

The three top ways liberals and environmentalists stop themselves from thinking and acting

on August 13, 2022 in Addiction, Models, Nature

Conservatives have their ways of stopping themselves from thinking too. I’ll cover them in another post. Actually, everyone stops themselves from thinking and acting. For example, people of all backgrounds parrot some version of I care about the environment and act as much as I can, but I can’t do everything. I have to balance it with other real-life concerns, like safety for my children and how much time I[…] Keep reading →

Not only Pride and Queer Liberation: A Regular Day in Washington Square Park

on June 30, 2022 in Addiction, Nature, Visualization

I posted videos and images the other day After the Pride and Queer Liberation Marches 2022: Washington Square Park wrecked again. I could cry. This morning, I saw the every day wreckage of Washington Square Park and felt I should show it on a regular day. To be fair, I only took pictures of the northwest corner. The rest of the park was covered with poisonous plastic waste, all unnecessary,[…] Keep reading →

It’s amazing how much people argue they have to pollute, especially environmentalists and do-gooders.

on June 20, 2022 in Addiction, Creativity, Nature

I volunteer a lot, so end up talking to organizers of volunteer organizations. Over the weekend I talked to two organizers of food volunteer organizations. One provides meals through a soup kitchen, the other collects food stores would throw away and delivers it to community centers. Both repackage food delivered to them in disposable, single-use plastic containers. I know people were able to deliver food safely before plastic was invented,[…] Keep reading →

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