I am better at answering questions than answering asking them, so I get it if this is not a question y'all feel interested in answering, but I live in the general vicinity of the original superfund site, Hanford. I wouldn't be directly poisoned by the nuclear waste that lives there, but I will definitely be poisoned by the nuclear waste that is leaching to the Columbia River as we speak.I can be all nihilist as fuck about my own life (I've already made enough bad decisions I expect it is somewhat shortened), but what the fuck do we (anarchists) do about these massive, terrible, and seemingly intractable problems that civilization has made for us?Edit: Better at answering questions than answering them? What the fuck was I on about?
"people who drink city water aren't usually effected by these types of things."
i don't know, nihilist, what about flint? that may be an edge case according to the media, but in reality municipal water sources tend to be every bit as susceptible to pollution as rural groundwater, in many cases more so due to centralization (reservoirs, treatment plants, etc).
i see no way to avoid the destruction, overall. i can only make choices about what aspects of the destruction i can try to avoid, and which ones i accept as inevitable (given my desires). fortunately, my priorities allow me to be in slightly better control of that than any urban dweller probably could.
" i take comfort in the fact that our species is not going to be able to make it off this planet"
ya as much as i like running water its not worth extincting the species.
well going humans going extinct doesnt make me very uncomfortable at all, all life going extinct does, i would love to see humans continue if they could do it without the ecocide, however i completely agree that isnt possible or atleast not on a massive scale.
like someone else said.. depopulation would solve the problem (im not saying that we should exterminate people but that if something did maybe it wouldnt be so terrible in the long run)