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Since I worked in the field in the 90s, I can fairly confidently say that reality has always exceeded our worst predictions on this topic. So, always read any modern climate catastrophe book as "best case scenario" ... it's going to be faster and harder than we can imagine ->
X : Is it pointless?
Me : No. We can't stop the changes but we can certainly slow and mitigate some of it. This creates two problems. First it require a complete overhaul of society when a few benefit significantly from the past model. Second it needs to be done at speed.
X : Can't we find solutions within the current market system?
Me : What do you think we've been trying to do for almost 30 years? Carbon offset, carbon tax, carbon credits, green investment, green economy, global agreements (Paris accord etc) - it's all failed.
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I understand the desire and always encourage people to be involved politically but "a better Europe" assumes that the EC has any interest in making Europe more democratic. Another path is #DiEM25.

I am a member of both Labour and DiEM25 - diem25.org/what-the-labou… ->
X : If you're a member of DiEM25, why are you in favour of brexit?
Me : I've always been clear. The referendum was a false binary and the question should not have been asked - - but given it was, my response will always be towards more not less democracy.
... the EC needs to reform, it should not have the power to initiate law or control the schedule. That must be with elected representatives. The recent appointments, where they even ignored the charade of democracy that is the Spitzenkandidat is a further sign of regression.
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