Carbonization is a choice.
And if you think decarbonization is expensive check out the costs of continued carbonization.
I’m gonna experiment with saying carbonization instead of “business” as usual” or “reference” or “no action”
Installing boilers and runways and highway lanes is action.

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A morning thread, of hunches, questions, and intuition in the face of heat waves, floods, pandemic (which isn't over) looming evictions, looming utility disconnections, etc, etc, etc....
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Just lots of seeds and water and earth and waves and clever ways to work together with sun and waves and wind and non-human earthlings.
I'll allow for quirky tech geniuses and gorgeous kelp bed tenders and even hubris and mistakes and arrogance and also characters who need to find their voice or tragically give their life that others may thrive. Script writers - make it exciting and hard and thrilling.
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