Climate change is well documented by now from many scientists the world over.
The question now should be "how can we reverse this effect?"
Regular, hardworking people and the scietific community alike all tinker with ideas of recycling, reforestation, lowering carbon emissions etc. This is like sticking a plaster on Jimmys amputated leg! We as a species need to address the real problem....US!
We are all consumers that contribute to climate change by producing waste products on a daily basis. And only a fool will try to stop the overwhelming machine of "progress" both economically and fiancially by goverments, companies and individuals alike. So how can we "cure" the disease and not just stick a plaster on it? The key lies im recocnising the cause of the problem, global overpopulation. We have simply outgrown our living space as a species.
Humans are destructive by nature and therefore only a small percentage of individuals will be effective in changing behaviour patterns to produce less waste and reduce their carbon footprint. In my humble opinion as an individual of the human race the key to reversing climate change and preserving our wonderfull living planet is to reduce the numbers of the human race.
I am not advocating war, genocide, suicide or abortion. A workable solution might be to advocate voluntary sterilization. It's quite simple really. Fewer babies born equals less consumers that produce waste products directly as well as indirectly. This will inevitably result in cleaner air, water and soil in the long run.
I realize fully that this is a very sensitive subject and many people will frown upon my ideas. This is not a popularity contest. This is about survival as a species and preserving the other species that share this planet with us. I have not sired any children of my own, rather i have helped raise my stepson as my own. Hopefully others will do the same.(i believe in practising what you preach). We humans, and all the living organisms on this planet are dependant on each other.
The fish in the sea feeds us, the plants produce fruits and seeds we can use and eat, the animals provide us with meat, the soil gives us minerals to build and create machines to better our quality of life. What do we offer in return........?
We are the only living beings on this planet with the intellectual capacity to not only change our surroundings to enhance our living conditions but to do the same for the planet as a whole. Or we can turn a blind eye and face the cosequences in the long run and only try and make a positive cahnge when it is already too late to do so.
So what will you do?