No matter what we do or don’t do, the Earth will be just fine. It’s mankind that is in jeopardy.
When Scientists talk about Climate Change they aren’t speaking to an immediate catastrophe. This is real life not a Hollywood movie. The Earth moves much slower than humans, it takes time for an earth shattering catastrophe to occur.
What Scientists are looking at is 150 years worth of data that shows a pattern of gradual warming worldwide. Just like the stock market, there are ups and there are downs, but there is a steady rise.
What will happen over the next 150 years? In my opinion, if we don’t take action now it won’t be pleasant.
When CA first introduced unleaded gas and catalytic converters it was predicted the economy would be destroyed. Nope. Air got cleaner, engines became more gas efficient. People adapted their life styles for a better environment and the whole country has benefited. The world took notice and is slowly but surely following our lead.
Profits must take second place to the future of our children’s children’s children. Because greed tends to win over decency, we need world wide regulations, laws, and watch dogs. Trees need to be planted and protected, new heating and cooling energies found and put into place, insecticides killing our bee banned, and all the other inconvenient but very necessary activities to nurture our planet.