PURPOSE


Website Edited on 2020-07-29
(at 2:11 P.M., E.D.T.)

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Everything on this free-to-create website is very "rough draft"... 

So far, I've worked on this website only sometimes... 

When I've worked on it (only some months, so far), 

I've tended (not always, but sometimes) to edit a lot on the days that I've logged in.

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Did you know?
The word "essay" in English comes from the French word "essayer"...
which means "to try"... the writings on this website are intended as 

an attempt to teach.

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Long ago, I used to be better at producing a better piece
more quickly... because I had to be.
What do I mean by that?

Well, as any of you with the same past experience
will know, of course, it's because there weren't any
"Backspace" or "Delete" keys (i.e., no computer).
There were only erasers, correction fluid, and correction tape.

The subconscious knowledge that now
corrections can be made much more easily 
unfortunately has worsened my writing skills,
necessitating far more editing than in the past.

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Writers tend to edit a lot...
"...[W]riters... edit.. a piece until it’s just right... 
resigned to the fact that first drafts [plural!] suck...
" [emphasis added]

Writers put their works-in-progress out there, and edit (and edit)
to improve, over time, what they've written. As author Jeff Goins 
says: "I hope to see some of your work-in-progress out in the world.
And I hope you’ll be gentle with mine.
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Amen.

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I'm rarely ever unwilling to re-visit something I've written
and to try to improve upon it... so, I do tend to edit a lot... 

for example, to: 
- correct errors of any kind (as soon as I realize or notice errors), 
- try to improve upon the wording to better convey what I mean, 
- add more information (links, etc.) in a post, 
- change some of the formatting, etc.

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Sometimes I edit multiple times in a night... sometimes even multiple times in an hour.

That being the case, upon entering each page, please do a Hard-Refresh, 
to bypass your cache, to view the most current version of that page.
(Instructions are below.)

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*A hard-refresh usually will bypass an older version of a page,
but it won't clear out the browser's cache on your device
.

(There's a link farther down on this page to information about 
how to clear out your cache and why it's good to do that.)**

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How to do a Hard-Refresh:

Mozilla Firefox on Windows / Linux:
Press the "Ctrl" key + the "F5" key at the same time.
(or Ctrl + Shift + R)

Mozilla Firefox on a Mac:
Press the "Shift" key + the Reload button at the same time. 

(or Cmd + Shift + R)

Google Chrome on Windows / Linux:
Press the "Ctrl" key + the Reload button (or the "F5" key) at the same time.

Google Chrome on a Mac:
Press the "Shift" key + the Reload button at the same time. 

(or Cmd + Shift + R)

Internet Explorer on Windows / Linux:
Press the "Ctrl" key + the Reload button (or the "F5" key) at the same time.

Safari on a Mac:
Press the "Shift" key + the Reload button at the same time. 
(or Cmd + R) 

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The following instructional links also appear on most of the pages.
However, it wasn't possible to include links on these three pages:
Home,  Quotes, and Climate Crisis (intro. page).

To see the most current version of each of those pages, 
please remember to do a Hard-Refresh there, as well.

Instructions:
How to HARD-REFRESH a page browsed on a desktop computer or laptop computer.
or How to HARD-REFRESH a page browsed on a mobile device.

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Note, if you instead clear out your cache,
that's better than doing a hard-refresh.** 


(Instructions are linked below.)

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**Clearing out the browser's cache on your device is a good idea, because:

"Cached information... can... prevent you from seeing the most up-to-date version of a webpage; 
in some cases, it can also cause the webpage to load improperly or fail to load at all
." 

How to CLEAR THE CACHE on your browser.
(Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Safari)

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Okay, the first essay in the "Climate Crisis" posts section on this website
speaks to what it will take to save our world.

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It's something that has been known... but has been largely ignored... by most...
for at least the past 40+ years... and ignoring it has been at our peril.

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It's the number-one root cause of the climate crisis...
and also of most of our other woes, as well.
(A link to that post is in the next section.)

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This post is depressing... there's no way around that...
however, it's crucial that we not ignore the topic...
it's already been ignored for far too long already,
and that has had serious consequences for most of life
on the planet.

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Please share the information with others... 
most especially, please click on the links to the works posted by others 
that I've referenced in the post, and please study all of what's there... 
visit often to remind yourself of that very important information...
and please do what you can (humanely) to help solve the problem!


Don't wait... or don't wait any longer... please start now!***

***Lest you think this topic may be insensitive during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic... 

Please visit HERE to learn why this topic actually is even *more* important now than ever...


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I recently started listening to music again while writing;
it helps me to feel less depressed about some of the information.
If you like any of the same music, enjoy listening while reading...
it may help you to feel less depressed about some of the information, too.

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Favorite Quotes.

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Sincere gratitude to all of the people who, before me,
wrote the linked articles and who created the linked videos
and other resources, so we all could learn about Planet Earth's
most pressing problem... overpopulation... 
and how most effectively (and humanely!) to reduce it... 

to solve the most pressing consequence... climate crisis...
starting NOW. 


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DISCLAIMER


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Eventually, I may add the ability for visitors to comment,
and/or I may upgrade to a paid website and add chat functionality,
and/or I may add some other means of contact,
for the ability to report broken links, etc.


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The purpose of this site is to *teach*
(not to fight, or even to argue/debate).


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Regarding the posts about the climate crisis,
the #1 root cause of it, and the most effective solution to it,
there isn't time to waste fighting, or even arguing/debating.


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Fighting is unproductive and won't be tolerated,
(regarding the climate-crisis posts, or any others).


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Arguing/debating is valuable, when there's time...

If this were fifty, forty, thirty, or maybe even twenty years ago,
I'd be willing to engage in arguing/debating about solutions
to overpopulation and over-consumption... 


However, this site is for readers who understand
or are waking up to the *urgency* of the situation 

as it relates to other issues, most especially to the climate crisis, 
and who are willing to share the climate-crisis posts on this site 
because they know or are realizing the truth of what is here. 

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Thank you.

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