real talk:
climate change is serious, and we need to take serious, large-scale action to mitigate it.
when i say :bancars: #bancars , this is shorthand. but: don't be stressing about your personal issues, *like that guardian article says*, addressing climate change is about society-wide choices. and as a society, we have chosen cars to transport us. this is not about you, or your job, or your kids.
reliance on personal automobiles needs to stop at the society level. this is not about you.


@t54r4n1 I don’t think cars make 10% of the pollution that the world creates- it’s mostly industrial facilities and commercial vehicles (trucks, planes, cruise liners, cargo ships, etc) isn’t it?

@t54r4n1 its the same thing to me as home composting vs industrial composting- the latter makes huge difference but the former is barely a dent

@t54r4n1 if we want to talk about reorganizing cities and work to not need cards then that’s fine, connecting people in communities is a noble goal. Huge effort that would span centuries though.

@t54r4n1 there are many folks who live very far from work because of affordability and it seems a bit privileged to say they can no longer be employed because cars are banned

@mattdkerr that's why this I'm talking about society, not individuals.

@mattdkerr if we organized our cities to not need cars, do you think we'd still be using trucks, planes, etc, to the same extent?

@t54r4n1 commercial ones, yes. There’s no alternative to move large quantities of goods from their sources (farms, mills, mines, etc). For households, possibly not. Affordability and property speculation is still a huge issue that pushes people from gentrified areas out to outskirts

@mattdkerr of course. like I said in the next toot, it's about changing a big scaffolding, and housing is an incredibly huge chunk of interconnected parts in that scaffold.

@t54r4n1 I’m afraid that without changing more than that- IE disparity of wealth, you won’t make much headway

@mattdkerr sure, better to do nothing, and moan about it!
snot aside: yes disparity of wealth is part of the problem, there are so many dang parts of the scaffold! and: yes they can all be worked on! just: be aware of the other parts of it, and work toward a good goal. that's all I ask.

@mattdkerr @t54r4n1 I'm not sure that's true. Do you have a source for it?

@charlag @t54r4n1 as far as I can tell nobody breaks it down that way, but I’ll keep looking

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