From the Forums: TreeHugger Makes Me Depressed


nathan says:

I visit this site everyday. And every day I see how we as humans are destroying the planet, or see some awesome technology that will probably not catch on and go nowhere.

I find it hard to be optimistic in the midst of doomsday like articles and total unawareness.

I have no faith in the human race.

Sounds like someone has a bad case of the Mondays.

I know it sometimes feels like there is no hope in sight, but I think at those times we as humans seem to be at our best. When faced with challenges it often takes only a few outraged and upset people to start a movement that eventually changes the world.

Michael Graham Richard:

I guess it's a good thing that TreeHugger tries to be mostly about solutions and positive developments, then.

That's certainly true. If you want to see hope, just look at the growth here at TreeHugger. We want you to be outraged, we want you to take action, but we also want to provide ideas and thoughtful discussion that helps us find solutions to our global climate and environmental issues.

MyDogRex brings up:

Cheer up. I think it was about a year or a year and a half ago that the environmental movement was declared "DEAD". I am going to go out on a limb and say that since TreeHugger is still around and since you are reading it that the environtmental movement is not dead. Instead it has simply evolved

Alex sees opportunity in a glass half full:
I look on the up side. When I graduate from college, I want to get a job in a green industry, either in power or fuels, so, all this exceitment about being green will allow me to have a very green job, help fix the climate crisis, and make a living at the same time!

It's people like you who will make a difference. You are obviously concerned or you wouldn't be part of Treehugger.

jimbowes is hopeful:

So you can only take a very small step but at least it's a step in the right direction. It's not over and we humans have a way of surviving and fixing messes we have made. I have faith in mankind and I have a child so I have to remain positive, do what I can and encourage others to do the same. If we all do a little it's a lot.

So which is it? The human species over and done with, or do will we eventually pull together and solve this mounting crisis? Click here and let us know what you think!