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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Statement on the Environment

I’m not fond of “community statements” or “mission statements.” They tend to be drawn out and verbose, long on good intentions and short on practical solutions.

It’s no secret that I believe that the reason certain people want a Greater Pagan Community is so they will get the adoration and deference they feel they deserve.

And I am one of the pagans who does not believe in anthropogenic climate change.

So when The Wild Hunt noted an effort to make a Pagan Community Statement on the Environment, I was skeptical. Still, it’s not my place to denounce it unless I think it’s doing actual harm.

I mentioned some of my concerns, but their future is full of utopia and collective effort.

So it goes on the Watch List.

ETA: At the moment, I’m don’t entirely trust that certain folks can be trusted NOT to revise history. So just in case, here is my commentary.

Leaving aside the global warming bit (something I really don't want to argue again here), I think we need to be less selective about our environmental impact.

There's a major drought in the American Southwest, caused in part by heavily subsidized water and electrical power.

There's a major waste problem, we have landfills full of junk that won't break down for centuries. Often it poisons the surrounding land and water.

Industrial chemicals from manufacturing and factory farming fundamentally change the environment in not-so-nice ways.

Add the fact that many global warming "solutions" have a devastating environmental impact (CFL bulbs nearly requiring a HazMat team, wind farms slaughtering birds, ethanol being MUCH harder to store and transport), and I think it's a mistake to focus on climate change.

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