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Travis Tokarek

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What will be the long term effect of Canada from abandoning its Kyoto Protocol Commitment? Have we lost our will?

Up until now, the only saving grace we had was our cap on Greenhouse emissions. Not only as a means to protect our environment, but as a means to LIMIT consumption. Our society has a thirst for energy, and a thirst for wealth. These are inherit to the human psyche. The more we have the more we will succeed and be "on top". Do we really think we can have 7 billion people "on top"?

We are running things the wrong way! Innovation and science are no longer motivated by creativity and progress but by profit alone.

I am SICK of hearing the question "is there a market for it?"

WHO F#CKING CARES! Do you want your children to embrace personal success and status, or do you want them to grow up with compassion?

Most of the talks I see on here today seem to be about empathy. Everyone agrees the solution to the problem is empathy. Well, I can tell you, MANKIND WILL NEVER EMBRACE EMPATHY AS LONG AS PROFIT IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND HOW WE LIVE OUR LIVES!

Good-bye Canada :( you are losing grips with the quality I loved most about you...

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    Dec 6 2011: i thought the conversation will be about canada and the kyoto protocol. instead i got a rant about empathy vs profit, and compassion vs success.

    do you genuinely think that the kyoto protocol is about compassion and empathy?
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      Dec 7 2011: Your right. My title is misleading. The truth is, after I started writing, my tangent seemed to make sense in my own head. It still does, but I realize now that what I am talking about is a bit more personal than what I was hoping to bring to the table. I don't think the Kyoto protocol specifically is about compassion and empathy. I do think that it shows something about the way a population thinks as opposed to the way individuals think, and that if this difference is bridged, it would make the world a better place. Even in my reply I am getting a bit too personal. Long story short, sorry my description had little to do with my title.

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