And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. (Acts 2:17)
"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
R--i--g--h--t. This is why NASA was able to get us to the moon in the 70s but now can barely get off the earth. Dreams may get you started, but without organization it's difficult to get off the ground.
More than any other country, Switzerland’s ethos is centered around preparing for civilizational collapse. All around Switzerland, for example, one can find thousands of water fountains fed by natural springs. Zurich is famous for its 1200 fountains, some of them quite beautiful and ornate, but it’s the multiple small, simple fountains in every Swiss village that really tell the story. Elegant, yes, but if and when central water systems are destroyed these fountains are a decentralized and robust system for providing everyone with drinkable water. The Swiss political system is also decentralized. If the central government fails, the Swiss might not even notice. The mountains and valleys also mean that Swiss towns and villages are geographically independent yet linked in a spider-web of robust connections. You can read the rest @ http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2017/12/switzerland-prepared-civilizational-collapse.html In the US, however, we're prepared for nothing, not even another large storm. When things do go south, and they will, we're likely to tear each other apart in a futile effort to survive. Thank you, Congress. Thank you, Federal Reserve System. Thank you, Wall Street. Thank you, identity politicians. Thank you, social media.
In the foreseeable future, the weight of plastic trash in the ocean will be greater than the weight of all fish. Already it’s been estimated by researchers that virtually all shellfish, and one-quarter of all fish, contain traces of plastic. Every year about 300 million tons of plastic are produced and eight million tons wind up in our oceans. That’s the equivalent of over 500 trillion plastic water bottles. If you were to stack these bottles one on top of the other, you would be able to make two full trips from Earth, to the Moon and back. But the problem is not only the millions of water bottles humans consume and discard each hour, but also the plastic we cannot see. You can read the rest @ https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/12/13/plastic-ocean-thriving-ecosystem-trash-dumpster/ My generation is responsible for this: https://youtu.be/PSxihhBzCjk If I could, I would take it all back. But I can't. No one can.