Almost every week there are new scientific findings proving humans are impacting our climate. Compound this with the increasingly polarization of American politics and it safe to assume things are heating up on many fronts. People’s passions, fears, despairs and frustrations are running high. Fittingly change is needed to temper our climate situation.
These weather changes are highly correlated with temperature rises. All these factors are connected. Global warming is leading to increased biomass factors that adds to more melting of ice changing surface of ocean impacting major circulation patterns.
8,000 years ago-humans’ first impacted this planet with great deforestation. European heat wave used to be 1 in every 500 year event, now there is the potential for this to happen every other year.
The rapid rate of climate change threatens not just our energy and food but our very quality of life. We need local, state, national and world-wide action to buffer against global warming. We know enough to act now, to put us on a path to slow, and if science permits, stop global warming. However, we lack an American will to agree that climate change is a serious and long-term crisis with potential to affect every part of the globe.
What can one person do? First getting heated about the problem does not help. Next cool down and become part of the solution not emotional problem. Since our very future is dependent on profiting from climate stabilization.
How can we stimulate public participating in preventative measures when our current economic system does not adequately reward such endeavors? Public demand and bipartisan support are fundamental to changing our stuffy climate with a new awareness, ingenuity!
Lessening our impact on the planet, people, and fragile emotional health is road to now travel. Simple planning, to save more and pollute less is an art form that already millions of Americans share in.
Our entire world culture must adapt its ways to survive. First, human population growth must be moderated. Our entire consumption society must shift to one of conservation. We can adapt ourselves as a well rounded society without extremes of poverty, and wealth. Also we can find prosperity when we juggle the shortages of water, accumulation of wastes and the damage to biodiversity to show respect for all things in this world.
Conserving root comes from two words. Con which can mean to examine carefully, persuade, and steer or even an opposing view. Serve means to work for, prepare, and offer and to complete. Together conserving means to protect from loss and harm: to prevent from waste, injury; to economize. When people conserve, they wake up to how we all are connected. Our prosperity has a ripple effect. Conservation is cool!