It’s Time to Save Our Planet

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For decades, Americans could remember previous generations with reverence. The Greatest Generation freed Europe and established the liberal world order. The Silent Generation helped them build post-World War II prosperity and battle international communism. And the baby boomers had their moments, mostly long past: marching for civil rights; speaking out against an endless war; revolutionizing the culture. But when their children and grandchildren look back at the boomer legacy, “reverence” is not the word that will come to mind.

A new Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll gauged how U.S. teenagers feel about climate change. Nearly all — 86 percent — believe in the near-unanimous conclusions of the scientific community. Fifty-seven percent of teens say climate change makes them feel afraid. Fifty-two percent feel angry. Forty-three percent feel helpless. Only 29 percent feel optimistic. Anger, fear, helplessness: These are the sorts of feelings so many of the nation’s recent leaders — and those who elected them — will increasingly elicit.

Millennials and Generation Z were raised with climate science. And even for those who weren’t, the Earth’s changes will get ever harder to ignore. Experts reckon that the planet is currently on the path to warm 3 degrees Celsius or quite a bit more by 2100. Even at 2 degrees of warming, the consequences would be severe. Pest-borne disease would be far more widespread. Heatwaves would be longer, more intense and more deadly. Droughts would last longer. Coastlines would flood. Species would die out. Climate “tipping points” (for example, permafrost melting and releasing vast quantities of new greenhouse gas emissions) could be reached that would make the warming more extreme.

“That’s the way it should be,” some conservatives might say. In its most compelling form, conservatism counsels against ambitious reform and for the preservation of economic arrangements, social structures and mores to which people had become accustomed, because trying to sweep away too much, too quickly, results in backlash, disorder and civil conflict — more harm than good. In this view, steady evolution in policy and culture, in part via generational change, is preferable to rapid, large-scale reform. Ascribing this instinct to conservatives who oppose acting aggressively on global warming is one way to give them some benefit of the doubt that they are not knowingly and selfishly condemning future generations to climate hell.

But this logic fails in the face of an issue such as imminent climate change. Though millennials and younger generations will eventually have their opportunity to govern the country, the problem will be ever more severe. The planet does not care about conservatives’ concerns about national reform or President Trump’s inability to think rationally. It will change while they dither and deny. They are assigning to others the task of more rapid, more radical change. That is why so many opponents of acting on climate change prefer to play down or deny the climate threat.

What is the point of politics — of life, even — if not to leave a positive legacy for future generations? Not every issue so clearly implicates such big questions, in part because not every issue offers such a clear distinction between right and wrong, responsible and irresponsible, reality and reality denial. But climate change, the greatest self-imposed long-term threat facing humanity, offers that clarity. Today’s youths will curse their forebears for failing to accept the truth.

Stephen Stromberg, “Why baby boomers’ grandchildren will hate them”, an opinion piece in The Washington Post.

Now, after that little bit of politics, here are my worn details from top to toe.

Tableau Vivant \\ Mariposa hair … made by M4ri1yn Magic. I am wearing this bob in a tone from the Black+White pack. Mariposa is available now at the latest round of Collabor88, which is open from September 8th through until October 6th. NEW.
Collabor88

.LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.4(static ears) … made by made by JadenArt Resident. NEW.

[Glam Affair] Morgana Applier [ Lelutka ] 002 – 04 … made by aida Ewing.
This was a common item on the Glam Affair gacha at the October/November 2019 round of The Epiphany.

Izzie’s – LeLutka Metallic Lipsticks … made by Izzie Button.

Glam Affair – Body Applier [ maitreya ] A-002 … made by aida Ewing.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx LeShelle.

{ wren’s nest } Ayla tall/slender (LeLutka Simone) … made by WrenNoir Cerise.
The Ayla shape, which has three variants – was available at the November 2018 round of The Darkness event. It can now be purchased on Second Life MarketPlace:
{ wren’s nest } Ayla Shape for LeLutka Simone Bento head

Mysterious aura chest … made by Venus Adored.

[Avenge] Sparkling Asy dress Maitreya – gold … made by AvengeStore Resident. Purchased at the previous round of Très Chic which finished on September 10th. NEW.

R2 K/E/N RAIDEN Arm1[Red]Maitreya … made by rei2 Aya.
R2 K/E/N RAIDEN Inner arm … made by rei2 Aya.
R2 K/E/N RAIDEN Arm2[Red]Maitreya … made by rei2 Aya.

The props that I have used are as follows:

TBF Red, White & Blue Trump Flag … made by Arduenn Schwartzman.

old typewriter mesh 4 prim – On Fire (BIGGER)

RiDECO – Old Truck – Blue … made by Guraa Resident.

Pose is FOXCITY. Moody-5m

Morgana

My Animal Attraction

Could This (Possibly) Be Love_022

Well, he is rather cute when he poses like this in a picture!! 😀

As for my worn details and other trivia, please read on below.

tram H0414 hair(Non Rigged) … made by moca Loup. I am wearing this wild and windblown hair in a tone from the HUD-B pack. Purchased at the current round of Uber, which is open from April 25th until May 22nd. NEW.
Uber

CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 … made by Catwa Clip.

Denver’s Yuki eyebrow shape for Catya … made by Magissa Denver.

A R T E – Juvel Eyes LIGHT version [LeLutka] … made by Miriam Lemondrop. Purchased at the November 6th to November 18th, 2017 round of Cosmopolitan.

Insol: Lily skin GIFT (Catwa) – porcelain tone … made by AlMercury Resident.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx Le Shelle.

[PF] Skully Cherries … made by Mochi Milena.
Purchased at the [Pink Fuel] Mainstore in September 2014 but now available on MarketPlace only.
Pink Fuel: Cherries Skully Regular

Denver’s Yuki Shape for CATWA Catya Bento Head … made by Magissa Denver.
This was available at the NEO-Japan event, which finished on April 22nd. NEW.

AZOURY – Don Necklace Red … made by Aniki Seetan.

.:EMO-tions:. * CECILE* l nipple cover … made by Mirja Mills.
.:EMO-tions:. * CECILE* r nipple cover … made by Mirja Mills.

-Endless Pain Tattoos- Kiyo … made by Mae Jewell. Purchased at the current round of the Appliqué event, which is open from April 15th through until May 7th. NEW.
Appliqué

Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.

Baiastice_Chris leather handbag-red … made by Baiastice Resident. I am holding this in my right hand.

The props that I have used are as follows:

{what next} LOVE Candles Decor … made by Winter Thorn.

{what next} Sweetheart Balloons Decor

TBF Water Lily (Very, Very Small) x 2

Serpent10 – Diesel Works

Dita’s Grunge Lifebuoy … made by Dita Actor.

Mutresse-Cheeky Raccoons-Gasping … made by Eeky Cioc.
The Cheeky Raccoons along with numerous other gacha items produced by Mutresse over the past few years are still available at their inworld store.
Mutresse – Gacha Machines

It’s 5,772 Degrees in the Sun!!

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And because it’s so darned hot, Alles is wearing barely anything of course!! 😀

However these are my worn details, such as they are!

Tableau Vivant \\ Braidy (updo) … made by M4ri1yn Magic. This is one of the “Braidy Bunch” hairs that are available as a gacha prize at the latest round of The Epiphany event, which is open until November 15th.
The Epiphany

LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0 … made by JadenArt Resident.
LeLutka.Alpha.Head … made by Nyx Linden.

Pure Poison – Opulence Sunglasses … made by Shaleene Kenin. These were first available at the January 2015 round of the Uber event but can now be found and purchased on Second Life MarketPlace.
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Mabelle-Mesh-Glasses-Red/7260003

Lumae :: Niska : 2 – Satin :: Petals {Freck/LightBrow} … made by Lumiya Rae. Purchased at the September 2015 round of My Attic @ The Deck.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx Le Shelle.

Izzie’s – LeLutka Bento Dimples … made by Izzie Button.
Purchased as a Fifty Linden Friday item in January 2017.

.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1 … made by JadenArt Resident.

[ west end ] Limited Shapes by Beloved Ruby (copy/modify) … made by Beloved Ruby.

Kaithleen’s Barbed Wire Choker for HER … made by Zlyskritek Resident.

r2 A/D/E kanna pasties[red]Maitreya … made by rei2 Aya.
The kanna outfit – I’m wearing pasties and boots this time – is available now at the current round of Collabor88, which finishes on November 6th. NEW.
Collabor88

APPLIER Omega~ Courtesan Royale, Gold +Nip +FGInc.[WEAR]
Courtesan, Royale Breast Paint +Fallen Gods Inc. … made by Alia Baroque. Purchased at the July 2015 round of the ROMP event – may be no longer available.

.Identity. Body Shop – Reborn Wild [Fresh] tattoo … made by Melissa Hindrabar. Purchased at the Kink(Y) Event, which is open from October 28th through until November 19th. NEW.
Kink(Y) Event

r2 A/D/E kanna boots[red]Maitreya … made by rei2 Aya. NEW.

The props that I have used are as follows:

TBF Water Lily x 4 … made by Arduenn Schwartzman. These objects have been modified so that one is much larger than the original while the other three are smaller. Purchased as part of a Lily Pads & Water Lily Flowers set on Second Life MarketPlace in July 2016 for a mere 10 lindens. Yes, only 10 lindens!! 😀
Lily Pads & Water Lily Flowers

~isil~ Planetarium Hologram (Sol) RARE … made by Isilmeriel Resident. This very cool item was a “prize” from the ~isil~ vendor at the December 2016 round of The Arcade Gacha, however you can now play the Planetarium Holograms gacha instore.
Isil Designs Main Store @ Mururoa Atoll

Makes the Medicine Go Down

A Spoonful of Elo_TEMP

Well, of course it does because dear Elo is so sweet!! 😀

And just for the record, Elo is wearing the following:

tram G0718 hair … made by moca Loup.

Genesis_Head_Eva_3.2_Bento … made by GenesisLab Resident.

[Z O O M] Mounsin Glasses … made by Jonas Acanthus.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.

ISON – ethereal gown -maitreya lara- (all colors) … made by Harry Hyx.

Essenz – Recife (Black) Maitreya shoes … made by Senzati0n Domenitzo.

The props that I have used are as follows:

.Shi : Vintage Spoons / GIFT … made by Joy Laperriere. This was a gift at the most recent round of the Shiny Shabby event, which finished on September 15th. NEW.
(This is a Copy/Modify object and I made them much, much larger than original.)

TBF Water Lily x 5 … made by Arduenn Schwartzman. These objects have been modified so that they are smaller than the original. Purchased as part of a Lily Pads & Water Lily Flowers set on Second Life MarketPlace in July 2016 for 10 lindens.
Lily Pads & Water Lily Flowers

And lastly, the pose that Elo used is Le Poppycock-Roxy … made by Olivia Lalonde. This pose is part of a Le Poppycock *Pin-Up Doll* B set that I originally purchased at The Chapter Four in April 2016 but that set is now available instore:
Le Poppycock @ Nymphai

My Dragon and Me

Another Girl, Another ... Gacha

DevilAii Resident from Aii – The Ugly & Beautiful has produced a wonderful array of Chinese dragons for the September round of The Arcade Gacha, which are great value at 75 lindens a play. Each one has an added pose that you can use or you can simply attach them and let them writhe sensually about your virtual body!! 😀

As for my worn kit in total, Alles is wearing the following.

*LODE* Head Accessory – Plastic Fantastic Wreath [passion] … made by Chirzaka Vlodovic. Purchased at the most recent round of Collabor88, which finished on September 6th. NEW.

Tableau Vivant \\ Rossella hair [common] … made by M4ri1yn Magic. This is a common prize for Tableau Vivant at the latest round of The Arcade Gacha. NEW.
(NB: I am wearing this hair in a tone from the Blonds pack.)
The Arcade Shopping Guide – September 2017

Meva Lona Earring Right Gold … made by Mea Carnell. NEW.

LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0 … made by JadenArt Resident.
LeLutka.Alpha.Head … made by Nyx Linden.

.LeLutka.Eyes.Simone 3.0 … made by JadenArt Resident.

Lumae :: Niska : 2 – Satin :: Petals {Freck/LightBrow} … made by Lumiya Rae. Purchased at the September 2015 round of My Attic @ The Deck.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx Le Shelle.

Izzie’s – LeLutka Bento Dimples … made by Izzie Button.
Purchased as a Fifty Linden Friday item in January 2017.

!dM Lamia – NagaTongue **FANGED SERPENT** (mouth) … made by Chandra Meehan.

.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1 … made by JadenArt Resident.

[ west end ] Limited Shapes by Beloved Ruby (copy/modify) … made by Beloved Ruby.

Izzie’s – Wet Body & Face … made by Izzie Button. Applied as Wet Body only via Maitreya HUD. Purchased at Summerfest 2017, which finished on July 20th.

Meva Lona Necklace Gold … made by Mea Carnell. NEW.

Meva Lona Nipplecover Gold … made by Mea Carnell. NEW.
The various Lona items from Meva are available now at the September 2017 round of We Love Role-Play, which is open from September 4th until September 30th.
We Love Role-Play

#11 Golden Dragon {egosumaii} … made by PrincessAii Resident. This is a common prize on the Fierce Dragon Brothers gacha for Aii – The Ugly & Beautiful at the September 2017 round of The Arcade Gacha. NEW.
The Arcade Shopping Guide – September 2017

ISON – plastic bomber jacket -maitreya- (holographic) … made by Harry Hyx. Purchased at the most recent round of Collabor88, which finished on September 6th. NEW.

The props that I have used are as follows:

uK – Mystic Dew Mist Gold … made by Poe Rozenberg. Purchased at the previous round of the Whimsical event, which was open from May 18th until June 18th, 2017.

{anc} garden. ladyinmoon 1Li … made by aki69 Resident.

BALACLAVA!! 7 Letters To Decor x 2 … made by Uriah Eulenberg.
BALACLAVA!! 4 Letters To Decor … made by Uriah Eulenberg.

[AD] Tribute to 1Q84 moons … made by Aliza Karu.

PILOT – Wire Woman 1 [Black] … made by Kaz Nayar. Purchased at the most recent round of Collabor88, which finished on September 6th. NEW.

{anc} colorful rain (bloom) [wide] 1Li … made by aki69 Resident.

{anc} I’m planet / my bijou ring..[REZ] 3Li … made by aki69 Resident.

TBF Water Lily … made by Arduenn Schwartzman. This object has been modified so that it is much smaller than the original. Purchased as part of a Lily Pads & Water Lily Flowers set on Second Life MarketPlace in July 2016 for a mere 10 lindens.
Lily Pads & Water Lily Flowers

And lastly, the pose that I have used is Le Poppycock-In your head … made by Olivia Lalonde. This pose is part of a set called Le Poppycock *Solid Gold* B that was purchased at the June 2017 round of The Chapter Four.

The Stalks Have It

She's Loving the Alien_045

Well, my eyes are on stalks aren’t they? 😀

As for our worn details – such as they are – please read on below.

ALLES – who is on top – is wearing the following:

Tableau Vivant \\ Molly (rare) … made by M4ri1yn Magic. The Molly hair is a prize on the Girly Hair Gacha at the August 2017 round of The Gacha Garden, which is open from August 1st until August 31st. This rare hair contains all nine colour HUDs that are available and I’m wearing it today in a shade from the Blacks+Whites pack. NEW.
The Gacha Garden

.:Soul:. EyeStalk Double (Bento) BentoEyeRig … made by Lerochelle Destiny. Purchased at the latest round of ROMP, which is open from August 11th through until August 25th. NEW.
ROMP

LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0 … made by JadenArt Resident. NEW.

.LeLutka.Eyes.Simone 3.0 … made by JadenArt Resident.

Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Vampire Line ( Polar ) 03 … made by aida Ewing. Purchased at We Love Role-Play in June 2015.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx LeShelle.

Izzie’s – LeLutka Bento Dimples … made by Izzie Button.
Purchased as a Fifty Linden Friday item in January 2017.

.LeLutka.Simone.Shape.001 … made by JadenArt Resident.
(Modified by me – neck length is 45, shoulders are now at 85 and breast size is 55).

Izzie’s – Wet Body & Face … made by Izzie Button. Applied as Wet Body only via Maitreya HUD. Purchased at Summerfest 2017, which finished on July 20th. NEW.

APPLIER Omega~ Courtesan Royale, Gold +Nip +FGInc.[WEAR]
Courtesan, Royale Breast Paint +Fallen Gods Inc. … made by Alia Baroque. Purchased at the July 2015 round of the ROMP event – may be no longer available.

grim bros lighting bolts SPINE … made by Cutea Benelli. Purchased aeons ago in September 2011 but … still available inworld or on MarketPlace. Hallelujah!! 😀
Lighting Bolts Spine on MarketPlace

LARA – on the lower side – is wearing the following:

.Entwined. Sophie / Light Blondes hair … made by VivienMarli Resident.
Purchased at the current round of Shiny Shabby, which finishes on August 15th. NEW.
Shiny Shabby – Entwined

LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.6 … made by JadenArt Resident.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.

The props that I have used are as follows:

[AD] Tribute to 1Q84 moons … made by Aliza Karu.

Hideki – Robot Lamp

Farm Fresh Love (HUGE)

[ free bird ] Summer Thought Bubble – It’s Getting Hot in Here! … made by Cortez Brandriss.

Meva Heart Stand

TBF Water Lily x 4 … made by Arduenn Schwartzman. These objects have been modified so that they are smaller than the original. Purchased as part of a Lily Pads & Water Lily Flowers set on Second Life MarketPlace in July 2016 for 10 lindens.
Lily Pads & Water Lily Flowers

The two person pose we used is . Infiniti . – Beautiful – [Couples Pose FF] … made by Brandi Monroe. However we altered this pose a bit by rotating it and moving limbs with our Animare HUDs. Purchased at the latest round of ROMP, which is open from August 11th through until August 25th. NEW.
ROMP

The Lily Had Big Teeth

Is This Desire?_008

Which is a reference to the rather intriguing Mandragora lily that is lurking in the picture, of course!! 😀

Tableau Vivant \\ Punky [combed] hair … made by M4ri1yn Magic.
Available now at the latest round of the Uber event, which is open from July 25th until August 22nd. NEW.
Uber

Violetility – HoloMask … made by violetile Resident. Purchased at the Indie Teepee event, which is open from July 21st through until August 6th. NEW.
Indie Teepee

.LeLutka.Eyes.Simone 2.7 … made by JadenArt Resident.

Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Vampire Line ( Polar ) 03 … made by aida Ewing. Purchased at We Love Role-Play in June 2015.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx LeShelle.

Izzie’s – LeLutka Bento Dimples … made by Izzie Button.
Purchased as a Fifty Linden Friday item in January 2017.

.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1 … made by JadenArt Resident.
.LeLutka.Simone.Shape.001 … made by JadenArt Resident.
(Modified by me – neck length is 45, shoulders are now at 94 and breast size is 55).

AZOURY – Soundless Necklace Gold [Modif&Copy] … made by Aniki Seetan.

APPLIER Omega~ Courtesan Royale, Gold +Nip +FGInc.[WEAR]
Courtesan, Royale Breast Paint +Fallen Gods Inc. … made by Alia Baroque. Purchased at the July 2015 round of the ROMP event – may be no longer available.

Meva Marlene Bangle left … made by Mea Carnell.
This is part of the Marlene Bangle set that is available at the current round of the Cosmopolitan Event, which is open from July 17th through to July 29th. NEW.
Cosmopolitan Event

Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.

fri. – Tania Sandals (Coal) … made by Darling Monday. Available now at the latest round of the Uber event, which is open from July 25th until August 22nd. NEW.
Uber

The props that I have used are as follows:

Un’ insolita emozione…Volo by Mistero Hifeng … made by Mistero Hifeng. Purchased at the latest round of Shiny Shabby, which is open from July 20th through until August 15th. NEW.
Shiny Shabby – Cammino e Vivo Capovolto

{MB} Mandragora Lilly (Passion) {Static} … made by MelonBunny Resident.

TBF Water Lily … made by Arduenn Schwartzman. This object has been modified so that it is much smaller than the original. Purchased as part of a Lily Pads & Water Lily Flowers set on Second Life MarketPlace in July 2016 for a mere 10 lindens.
Lily Pads & Water Lily Flowers

The pose that I have used is Bauhaus Movement – Liquid Hater 40 … made by LouLou Teichmann. The Liquid Hater set was first available at The Liaison Collaborative event in January 2017 but can now be purchased at the Bauhaus Movement Mainstore.
Liquid Hater @ Bauhaus Movement Mainstore