Some Say

Some say that to save the environment, we must live “simply,”
but by whose definition?
For some, “simply” sounds like “Darling, you look simply
marvelous in that new dress by so and so.”
For others, “simply” could be a rustic, 300 sq. ft. cabin
in the woods with no electricity or plumbing and an outhouse
the contents of which would be treated with lye.
Some say, crowding together in urban environments, sharing
spaces and going up rather than out is the way to save the
environment.
For others, “simply” would be another word for “modest,”
which, of course, has the same number of interpretations
and meanings as “simply.”
Some say hybrid cars in a transition to electric.
Some say electric cars dirty the environment by plugging
into the grid powered by coal.
Some say “solar.”
Some say “hydropower.”
Some say “wind.”
Some say ride a bike.
Some say take the bus.
Some say take the train.
Some say walk.
Some say “recycle.”
Some say it is way beyond individual efforts and that governments
and industry and corporations need to work together on solutions
before the tipping point of no return on global warming.
Some say there is no such thing as global warming.
Some say there is but it is caused by normal evolutionary processes.
Some say there is no such thing as evolution.
Some say, “Do what you want, because God will save us from disaster.”
Some say, “Do what you want because it is over.”
Some say under their breath, “I do what the lobbyists tell me.”
Some say, “What? Me worry?”
Some say, “I make things happen.”
Some say, “I watch things happen.”
Some say, “What happened?”

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