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[–] SRS-Airbag 14 points 68 points (+82|-14) ago  (edited ago)

Fuck climate change. Plastic polution in the ocean and chemicals in our water and food supply is the number one threat to humanity, not carbon dixoide.

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[–] AnthraxAlex 14 points 28 points (+42|-14) ago  (edited ago)

Your fucking dead on. The EPA and detractors are full of shit. They cant even monitor lead in water supplies accurately and perform the tasks in their original charter yet they are going to somehow claim they can do a fucking thing about global climate change one of the most complicated natural systems humans can even ponder, something thats been occurring since the earth was just an amalgam of rock floating in the void. Leads toxicity was recognized and recorded as early as 2000 BC and we sit here today with an useless fucking organization that cant even act on basic science from 4k years ago. They are more worried about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin while the fucking house burns down from shit we can legitimately do something about if they were even remotely competent. "corrected for typos"

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 10 points 14 points (+24|-10) ago  (edited ago)

The thing is, we don't need to completely ignore Water/Air pollution via plastics, lead, and other heavy metals to fight editshuman caused climate change.

Even if you don't think climate change is caused (in part) by human industry many of the proposed ways to fight it would also help general water/air pollution, such as continuing to reduce reliance on coal power.

Mining & Burning Coal in addition to CO2 also releases all sorts of heavy metals (Arsenic, lead, Mercury) in addition to radioactive materials that pollute our air and rain down into our groundwater.

Fixing problem A partially fixes problem B.

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[–] 22jam22 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

400k americans die a year from tabbacco. Follow the money and you will figure out why some topics are hot and some are ignored.

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[–] TotallyNotAFed 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well, I can understand why, LEDs are tiny, it'd be really hard to catch and count them all. I mean, it's not like they diffuse or anything, so you couldn't measure them like you do lead, you'd have to physically catch them all and bring them out and count them.

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[–] mamwad 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

The EPA doesn't do jack shit because they are bought by the fossil fuel industry. (Btw plastic is still a petroleum product).

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[–] tame 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

Are you seriously trying to say we can only work on one of these things at once?

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[–] PlayByPlayAnnouncer 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

More like, "we're not actually working on the easy and obvious problems, while clamoring to work on the emreally hard, and maybe unsolvable ones".

So, kinda.

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[–] KosmosErdem 3 points 5 points (+8|-3) ago  (edited ago)

This is what enrages me about Climate Change activists - all that energy they are spending in the name of protecting our environment when its the synthetic chemicals and plastics pollution of the oceans which is the greatest threat. I could cry when I went to Montezuma, Costa Rica and these beautiful beaches are all awash with plastics from all over the world dumped in the pacific ocean.

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[–] Uncle_Tractor 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

Plastics are ugly, but they don't threaten marine life the way the CO2 buildup does, which may well pull the rug out from beneath all the food chains in the oceans. Worst case scenario, it'll send the oceans back to the pre-cambrium; nothing but jellyfish.

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[–] mamwad 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Plastic and carbon dioxide pollution are both caused by overconsumption of fossil fuels.

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[–] ShinyVoater 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I think you mean Yellowstone.

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[–] Antiracist10 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

God that would be awesome.