File This Under What An F*ing Tragedy
I've just read this article
about how the FDA is outlawing traditional asthma inhalers because they are CFC-powered. Lots of patients are having trouble with the new inhalers, which don't work as well and need to be cleaned regularly.
Talk about distraction.
Major corporate interests can keep pumping tons of pollution into the air, water, and earth. Builders can clear-cut trees. Our government can stay in their pockets. But people can't get the life-saving medication they need.
I'm as in favor of individual responsibility and consumer power as the next (informed, fired up, and terribly attractive) gal, but all this "simple ways to save the environment" hoo-ha is NOT ENOUGH. Attention must be turned to the big earth-killers, and it's gotta be now.
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...and stay alert.