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Why climate change doesn’t spark moral outrage, and how it could | Grist: "6. Long time horizons and far away places: Victims of climate change are viewed as far away in space or time. “The consequence of this spatial and temporal distance is that victims of climate change are likely to be seen, at best, as relatively less similar to oneself than are nearby contemporaries, and at worst, as out-group members.” Climate victims are seen as Other, and you know how we tend to treat the Other."

Most of us operate on two levels
what we say or tell ourselves
and what we do
To the extent that we are able to integrate these
we create in what we do
a change
Doing things that make for a decent response to
climate change is Herculean
I cannot wave a wand and switch to 
the way of living I see and know in my mind
I hardly know where to begin
I do know that I knew the problem and the 
solution before there was any talk of climate change
So did many people intuitively
All one has to do is know the tawdry progress
of oil crimes to know where the locus of evil in things rests
We are in the middle of a campaign now that is being driven by 
oil criminality in the form of the Kochs
We are all complicit
My answer remains what it always has been
Fewer to no cars
Free energy sources
Brain power to create human energy generation
integrated with our living
Everything within a walk
Values of democracy tolerance
helpfulness and non idolatry
Seems simple enough

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…