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I think one of the problems is this:

"...let's leave aside the FACTS that we're poisoning and depleting our aquifers..."

You're writing it in the present tense, but it has already happened. It Is Already Over. People can't get their heads around what is actually going on.

Here's my favorite recent demonstration of how screwed we are:

by asdf on Tue Nov 12th, 2013 at 12:12:11 AM EST

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