I liked this post of yours. It is honest and real. I think of things this way. People are fallible. We f'k up a lot but generally we do so in simplistic ways or rather for simple reasons. Stupid stuff like we are greedy and if we can make money now then we engage in denial simply because we want to believe that everything won't change because we are making money at the moment.
Fossil fuel companies and investors are not evil (no comment...lol) they are greedy and simply don't want to stop making money. If tomorrow the world magically woke up and fossil fuel companies all had alternative energy production facilities and someone came along with a a way to make fossil fuel use clean the corporations would fight to keep using solar and wind if they could make money doing so.
They just want to keep making the money they do now. Coal is starting to lose money and suddenly they are happy to divest in coal themselves. They are loyal to greed and money not oil or coal.
Those who think the government is changing the weather ought to stop blathering about how they "Just know it is true" and prove something. But they can't. Common sense should tell them it isn't logical. Why would the govt do such a thing? It is uncontrollable and why ruin agriculture in calif. and flood the Ole Missy the Pippy and flood Florida and what the hell happened to winter in the east? Why? They are too dumb to be able to do that and have no reason to do it anyway.
Conspiracy theory people belong to a world wide conspiracy of people who want to believe in conspiracies.
Yeah it will be bad and you can stand around crying about your house is on fire but it makes more sense to call the fire department so that they can come put it out. Yeah the climate change is hitting the fan but... guess who has to live here. Our kids and grandkids that's who.
Americans are too spoiled. People live in terrible misery elsewhere in the world and here we are acting like how terrible it will be to pay for the electric bill because we'll have to use the air conditioner so much with global warming.
We fight because even if someone else lit the matches... we are the kind of people who'll put out the fire no matter what.