It's like the answer is staring us right in the face....
@aetios that's kinda what this is saying though; we're unable to solve climate change so long as billionaires continue to exist
@GreenandBlack unfortunately converting $300bn of mostly imaginary assets into $300bn of usable goods and services is kind of a complicated proposition
@aeonofdiscord of course, but part of the problem is that the people who can do something aren't actually trying
@it_wasnt_arson @aeonofdiscord Living in a weird bunker where you can't even breathe without massive filtration filters is NOT fine. I don't think they actually want this for their children. I think they don't want to give up their wealth and have convinced themselves there's nothing they can actually do. They'd probably be happier if their wealth was confiscated and used to fix the climate but they're afraid to try because a terrible bunker in climate collapse is better than nothing.
@celesteh @aeonofdiscord Breathing is not the problem, flooding, agricultural collapse, and capitalist disasters are the problem, and it's possible to be more or less insulated from the worst effects of all of them. They wouldn't have a beach house, they wouldn't have fresh tropical fruit flown in from across the world, but they'd have a place to live, food to eat, and servants to look after them until their deaths, and they evidently do not give a single shit about anyone's children.
@it_wasnt_arson I think when like, literally everyone who could potentially be doing something is instead doing nothing, you kind of have to start looking at it as a systemic failure instead of a series of individual ones. the hypothetical Nice Good Billionaire or Nice Good State with both the will and capacity to fix the problem doesn't just not exist, but basically can't exist
@it_wasnt_arson idk I just get kinda fucked off with the apparent wilful ignorance every time there's a big climate summit or whatever. like everyone says "well, look how bad everything is! they'll surely have to figure something out THIS time!" and it's like, buddy, they won't, you know this
@GreenandBlack seriously ? where are your sources ? as far as I understand it's not just a matter of money : culture change and more equality just to start somewhere don't you think so ?
@titomane where are my sources? they're in the picture... it's literally a picture of the source
@titomane as for culture change and more equality... that's... literally.. what this whole post is about
@GreenandBlack . Oh ok ! I redall. Bloomberg ? ok i'll check, as far as I understand the problem, money is not the solution. Money is not the only part of the solution. But the snapshot is cool 😂
@titomane of course money isn't the only solution, but it's hard to communicate the scale of how to solve such a global all-consuming issue in one picture of two tweets no?
@GreenandBlack : I totally understand that, but I'm desperatly in need of rethink all this stuff. And to achieve this, IMO, I need to redifine MY words and note use THEIR words. As far as I know, money, their virtual money, is not a part of the solution, it's a part of the problem.
@GreenandBlack not only that. You know how many of the richest people it would take to get $300B, while _still_ remaining billionaires?
Fucking three people alone could significantly delay/mitigate climate change while retaining their rich lifestyle.
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$300 billion. That's the amount of
money needed to stop the rise in
greenhouse gases and buy up to 20
years of time to fix global warming,
according to UN climate scientists
How to Halt Global Warming for $300 Billion
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Bizarre Fortunes Flourish as World's Richest
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