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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
In reality, we won't be driving personal vehicles. We will eventually be responsible for our own food production and mass transit will be limited. If you take into consideration peak oil, the climate crisis, species extinctions and population growth, the system will break down in the near future (unless, of course we make drastic changes quickly), and survival will be dependent on the communities in which we live. Look at other people around the world, it's already happening; severe droughts in Africa, Australia, floods, one billion people are hungry, 40,000 people die a day from hunger. Even here in the U.S. one third of all the major cities drinking water is unfit to drink. The oceans have more and more "dead zones", we are over fishing, acidification, we could go on and on. The edges are crumbling, we are in the middle and are not feeling it....yet.
So by educating those around us and living a life as an example, we can make a difference. Enough of a difference in time? I doubt it, but I can't put the weight of the world on my shoulders. The mainstream media will not discuss these issues since they are bought and paid for by BIG MONEY, just like the politicians.
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