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The memes of the climate

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The climate of the memes of the climate!

Planet is on fire!

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[–] [email protected] 65 points 2 months ago (3 children)

Hmm...one of these seems more important to do than the others...

[–] [email protected] 21 points 2 months ago (2 children)
[–] grue 48 points 2 months ago (13 children)

Recycling is literally the least important thing you can do (despite still being important).

The phrase "refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle" is listed in order of importance.

[–] Cryophilia 32 points 2 months ago (4 children)

I hate that they added more shit. "Reduce, reuse, recycle" was perfect.

"refuse" is literally the same thing as "reduce"

"repurpose" is a subset of "recycle"

What the fuck is it nowadays with wanting to tack on more useless shit to perfect mnemonics? Especially for a mnemonic whose entire point is to prevent wastefulness.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

“repurpose” is a subset of “recycle”

Repurpose is reuse, just for a different use than originally intended.

Your point about reduce, reuse, recycle being enough is absolutely correct and all I ever hear about is the recycle part which is counterproductive when it is used to justify mass consumption and disposable products.

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[–] FireRetardant 14 points 2 months ago

It is also important to mention that most plastic recycling still ends up in landfills. Plastic recycling was sold as myth by big oil and plastics companies to make consumers think the waste problems magically disappeared.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago

Just missing "revolution" in that list

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[–] Crampon 23 points 2 months ago (9 children)

Recycling your glass bottles won't negate the effect of a private jet taxing or a yacht sailing for 20 seconds even.

Always recycle. But don't compare it to the incredible environmental impact the rich has on the planet. Everyone has equal rights of polluting. Some polluting is just necessary as a human life require energy to sustain. The rich and poor have the same quota.

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[–] nikaaa 10 points 2 months ago

Installing solar panels?

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[–] [email protected] 42 points 2 months ago (3 children)

No guillotining on a Monday then.

[–] [email protected] 37 points 2 months ago

You still can, but you should promptly refrigerate. It is very important to keep food out of the danger zone of 4°-60°C, that's 40°-140° in school shooting units.

[–] AtariDump 30 points 2 months ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

glad to see my Guillotine-chan around here 🙂

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[–] blazera 40 points 2 months ago (21 children)

The corporations made me buy a big ass SUV

[–] surewhynotlem 39 points 2 months ago (7 children)

They gave you the options you can choose from and they all suck.

[–] blazera 10 points 2 months ago (1 children)

There are plenty of options that arent trucks or SUVs

[–] surewhynotlem 10 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Sure. But where's the option of a sedan where I can detach 75% of it when I just need to drive someplace alone? Where's the electric car with 300 miles range under 30k?

You can hate on trucks all day long, and I do too because trucks suck, but we're still stuck with horrible polluting expensive options that were designed with efficiency of cash flow as their primary goal.

[–] blazera 10 points 2 months ago (20 children)

bikes? mopeds, motorcycles? you dont need 300 miles of electric car range. none of this shit is any excuse to buy a big ass SUV

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[–] Cryophilia 9 points 2 months ago

Some suck less than others.

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[–] [email protected] 16 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Right give me electric hatchbacks and sedans. Then start funding public transit as we fix North American infrastructure gore.

[–] FireRetardant 21 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Fix the transit first. It is far more environmentally friendly and it is more accessible to more people.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (1 children)

No fix me first! I am even more friendly and accessible but very lonely and kinda bummed out

[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago (3 children)

Look the transit in my town is 3.9 times longer than driving also it is not connected to other towns as of yet. But I will support any initiative to get people out of cars. I don’t want to be forced to drive the one I have. Active transport/transit is the most sustainable and safest way to get around. Damn I really wish I was living in Amsterdam right now.

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[–] RNASpaceKoala 33 points 2 months ago (4 children)
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[–] iAvicenna 21 points 2 months ago (1 children)

lets go through the third item a bit more in depth please

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[–] masquenox 10 points 2 months ago (1 children)

If you do nr. 3 the others will simply happen pretty much by themselves.

[–] FireRetardant 14 points 2 months ago (2 children)

I'd argue if you just did #3 while changing nothing about the way we run our society, we would just need to repeat step 3 later down the line as new oligarchs and monopolies form and exploit us.

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[–] x0x7 8 points 2 months ago

Don't forget hypocrite celebs that own yachts.

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