Thursday, October 15, 2009

Are you going to do something about Climate Change?

- Don't recycle (it's a waste of time)
- Don't carpool (who needs to restrain themselves with other people in the morning)
- Don't mind fossil fuel, keep it burning (better economy)
- Don't be bothered to end CO2 gas emissions, in fact encourage it (will give you power over other)
- Don't encourage alternative energy (costs too much, bad for economy, waste of energy and human resources)
- 350 parts per million is a joke
- Don't reduce your carbon footprint (the more the cooler you are)
- Don't maintain green trees, chop them off and use their wood (+ they're blocking the view)
- Don't plant new trees (view of industrial factories with gray skies are more efficient these days)
- Don't save water, waste it even when unnecessary (can't you drink oil?)
- Don't try and keep the sea water level from rising (just scuba dive to see the Maldives...)
- Don't miss having refugees, we'll have climate refugees, (now that Palestinians are living happily ever after, we want more to take care of)
- Don't worry about having coral reefs die (it's not like they are important for the eco-system)
- Don't get upset when watching glaciers melt (what good are they for anyway)
- Don't be surprised from "weather" change (1, 2, 3 degrees warmer? It's no biggy, the warmer the sexier)
- Don't keep diseases from spreading (it's fine, only those poor people in poor countries get it, we're safe)
- Don't hope for your country to become carbon neutral
- Don't be sad when you see more species become extinct (dinosaur style)

And most importantly don't have children.

Because if you do have children, in 40 years don't feel guilty when your children look at you with disappointment, with depiction, because they know that you and people like you are the reason why the earth and the world has deteriorated, and especially because you could have done something when the time was right, but instead you were just too lazy to try and help prevent one of the most dangerous and serious "MAN-MADE" crisis... You didn't keep from the negative effects of Climate Change from happening. You were an irresponsible (dare I say human?) being!


  1. I like the reverse psychology approach! It might actually be the best way to deal with the issue in Leb! :D Thanks for listing HOW we can contribute to improving Lebanon's environment.. It's easy to forget that in everyday chaos. Have a nice day :)

  2. I wish I wrote it in arabic though :S

    Have a nice day too girl :)

  3. I pretty much liked the sarcasm. I think your second part of the post goes along The Age of Stupid, I am sure the generations to come will look at this as a silly act on our behalf. For the current time economy matters more and stagnation is safer, denying is alot easier. But I think the wheels are turning thanks to alot of effort by people. And the economic theory turned out to be faulty, in fact adopting a stance that is with averting global warming has a high switching cost but at the long run it is far more efficient and cheap

  4. you're very right!

    did you see The age of stupid?

  5. Haha! That's so brilliant. Reverse psychology is what works for kids, and Lebanese are like kids regarding the global warming issue.

    Though I have to disagree on the children part. People really need to stop reproducing, otherwise we'll be overpopulated...well we kind of are now anyway.

  6. I once wrote about having a license that will allow a couple to have and raise a child! I got yelled at :P

  7. Lilo, does Sucleen or any other company take care of recycling? I was wondering if people could recycle some of their garbage in Lebanon.

  8. Yes they do, you can call them so they can pick it up monthly or so.

    We recycle at work, paper and plastic

  9. Thanks for the answer. Anyways I really congratulate you on your environmental activism lately. You're doing a great job.

  10. well said ,unfortunately the only way that works with so called "lebanese responsible adults wannabees"..