Conflict Question for US Environmentally Motivated Voters

So help me understand.

We have the best yet Climate Change Agreement the Paris December 2015 Agreement that has now, as of last week, finally been signed by governments representing over half the human race. And President Obama helped deliver this major step forward, and Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party platform are fully committed to it. And Donald Trump is fully committed to destroying this agreement. And you are going to vote for Jill Stein (or maybe just abstain) and thereby help get Donald Trump elected President and you call yourself an environmentally motivated voter. Help me understand this?


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I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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2 Responses to Conflict Question for US Environmentally Motivated Voters

  1. louploup2 says:

    Easy to explain: “Perfect* is the enemy of the good°.”

    *In this case, “perfect” means either Bernie Sanders or Jill Stein. lol

    °In this case, “good” means the Paris Agreement or Hillary Clinton. Former is so weak it’s pathetic; latter is so neoliberal and the systems’ inertia is so great she’s unlikely to be able to make much progress reducing GHG emissions. But certainly more than Sanders or Stein!

    “Best yet” isn’t saying much in light of our policy and governance systems’ total failure to acknowledge how likely we are to be going over the cliff of overshoot; climate change is just one of the problems we face.

    • Well said. And of course perfect means without a path to achieve aka you don’t actually have to do any work, think, understand the systemic situation. And when nothing happens, you (not you Louploup2 but one) can relax back into youthful cynicism and blame everyone but yourself. Hillary is not bad at working the system but not good at changing it. Few are: Den Xiaoping would be one example…

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