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coffeesp00ns  ·  476 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Climate Change will displace 15 million Bangladeshis by 2050

    makes me wish it all burns to the ground and the birds and reptiles can have their shot.

no one can say we don't deserve it. We've done it to ourselves, and we even had years to mitigate it and we did nothing.

I read a book called "Geography of Genius" a while back, and one quote stuck out to me, from Plato.

"What is honoured in a country will be cultivated there."

While it can be a positive, where the honouring of innovation can bring forth a further cultivation of the same, It can also be a negative, where an honouring of antiintellectualism brings forth a popularity in concepts that are based in that style of thinking - climate change denial, cultural isolationism, fear of the "other", american exceptionalism.

At a fundamental level, it means "you get what you deserve". I guess if anyone's going to be right, it's Plato - He called last year's election from 2 millennia away.