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There you have it - fear. TK is afraid of climate change, and how it will affect the economy and, ultimately, his property. This is not a healthy approach to our common problem, obviously. There are some who believe that our environmental (and hence social, political, and economic) problems are so dire that only an every-man-for himself approach (as presented by TK) is the only way to go. Fortunately, there are other options. We can look to advances being made in several countries around the world to maximize the well-being of their citizens while degrowing their economies and lessening their environmental impacts. The stuff the you own does not determine your well-being. The fact is that the opposite is true. Ultimately, you can't take what you own with you in the end. And, your children, or your children's children will come to view property, or any wealth measured by material gain, as a monstronsity that has no place in human civilization.
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