“We knew nothing”, Stan exclaimed, polishing the chrome.
“You mean you never listened to anything but Fox”, Em sighed.
“To fake news and Chinese propaganda, you mean?”
“And 99% percent of all scientists”
“Phew, a globalist elite
“I’m leaving, Stan”, Em said watching their beachfront house succumbing to the sea.
As she left for higher ground he couldn’t muster up the courage to follow… besides it was a choice between Em and his gas guzzler.
He was stuck, waiting for the sea to swallow his vehicle, his life.
Too bad, the fossil fuel had been banned.
“Damn liberals”, he muttered.
Sorry for going a bit political on this, but I actually thing we have to act before it’s too late.
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We can all do our bit, but ultimately governments have to step in. I recently had to buy a new car and as much as I wanted to go electric, there was nothing even remotely affordable that I could buy. Until big changes in legislation are made, nothing we do will be enough I fear.
I believe it needs to start with us or the govt will never act … I was had budget limits but managed a second hand hybrid … it’s possible if we are committed 🙂
And the government is elected by us… if you cannot afford an electrical car, it might be better to drive less and have a bicycle and leave the car alone.
lol did that for 15 years, bicycle and public transport … now I live in the middle of nowhere and would have been better off with a 4WD!
Scientists! What do they know? I’ll see it when I believe it
Well at least I prefer the scientist to those who just believe what’s comfortable.
I was being ironic
Don’t apologise for the theme – it was a clever take on the photo prompt and flagged issues we all need to think about.
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For me we all have a choice… if we do it rightly business and politicians will adopt.
boys and their toys, well written and we do need to act NOW!
We can act in the small we ways we can.
My own list is as follows.
1. Leave my car at home and use the bicycle instead.
2. Avoid eating meat most days of the week. The lunch restaurant always have alternatives.
3. Take vacations closer to home…
I live off-grid, been vegetarian most of my life, decades, recycled just as long… and haven’t had a holiday for 19 years … think I’m doing as much as I can 🙂
Alas, the use of these kinds of self-inflicted blindfolds, seems to be in vogue among certain … um … party members in the US.
There is a comfort to blindfold yourself and let yourself be led.
To some, evidently.
I’m a bit too stubborn and curious for that … I’d probably peek under the blindfold if not take it off altogether … Not for moi.
as long as we put into office those who would lead us to believe what we want to believe, there’s no hope. we are doomed to eternal perdition.
To believe anything else than what we want to believe is the true challenge.
I’m not sure what’s up anymore. So many lies. Problem with the elite, caught them lying about one thing and it unravels as it undermines everything they ever promoted.
Indeed… there has always been some lies there… that does not mean we should replace their white lies with blunt lies.
I agree we must act. You have said much in this short piece. Well done.
It’s time we took our blindfolds off and stood the middle ground between the doom-mongers and deniers. Life is more than a never-ending party.
My story – ‘A stab in the dark’
One thing we can all agree on is that our world is in a mell of a hess.
Excellent and timely story. You’re right – it is essential that we all play our part in protecting the environment. Carbon neutral by 2050 is practicable. However, we need to reframe the debate, so that the economic benefits of taking the necessary actions are made more clearly.
Ha, even with the evidence in front of him as the sea eats all his belongings, he’s still wishing he could burn around the place in his car.
How much evidence does the leader of the free world have to ignore before it is too late, Trump’s a first class mentalist. We’ve got a few in the uK too..
Hopefully it won’t come to that, although maybe it’s all too late to stop it. Nice story, if sobering.
Better late than never! Once his gas guzzler and beachfront house will be swallowed, his options will be limited.
You’re right, Bjorn. A good story and well written. It’s sickening that some don’t believe what’s right in front of their eyes. I also heard on CNN this morning that one of the African countries is now removing the ban on hunting elephants. It’s going to be first the animals lower on the food chain, then us if we don’t do something fast. —- Suzanne
There are many who will never give up their gas guzzlers…. No need to apologize.
I would be anideal candidate for an electric car – low mileage close to home – but I park in the street too far from my home to run a lead, and there are no charging points nearby. Until that changes…
Well done, out of the box story, Björn.
Great comment. Lots of towns and villages are going to be lost. And worse to follow.
Hell, why haven’t we evolved to live in the sea? Now there is a solution for the future, but for today it is hell. Great story.
A stubborn man, Bjorn and that’s probably the problem, too many stubborn people refusing to change their ways
There’s no problem with going political every now and then. We all need to address this issue before it’s too late.
Well told, Bjorn. Your little portrait of Stan highlights the stupidity of his attitude. – stubborn and self-destructive and so addicted to his comforts and pleasures that he refuses to see what’s staring him (and all of us) in the face.
It’s funny how some people hold to their beliefs even when faced with solid facts. They remind me of the three monkeys.
Har! Har! That last sentence cracked me up. But there is a seriousness behind the humour I can see.
Oh Gosh … it’s all been said. And, more said won’t do much to change what others refuse to see.
Love this Bjorn. Brilliantly told. And I fear, likely do, it’s coming