Looking at the world you could not be blamed for thinking that we have all gone bonkers.
US President Donald Trump is approving the sale of billions of dollars’ worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian threats to its arch-rival when his arch-rival and all of us arch-rival is climate change.
Let’s try in layman’s terms to look beyond the current scientific predictions surrounding climate change. The signs of global warming are everywhere and are more complex than just climbing temperatures.
When it comes to contemplating real-world warming dangers no matter how well- informed we are we not alarmed enough when it comes to climate change.
The effects of global warming are appearing right now, and it won’t take long before all our world problems will become secondary to the risks we pose to our planet.
While climate crisis may be a greater concern, in the long run, political turmoil seems closer on the horizon.
To anyone paying attention, this comes as no surprise.
For many people, “this is an increasingly anxious, unhappy and lonely world.
Anger is increasing and empathy appears to be in decline.” Technology addiction is cited as one cause. Moreover, we don’t know what’s coming next, and our lack of control manifests itself as psychological stress. Globally, mental illness is rising, with approximately 700 million people now suffering from a mental disorder. Five of the top 20 diseases “in the global burden” are mental ones.
Today’s problems as warning signs ahead of a major crisis, rather than dismissing them out of hand as random events, and being prepared to change our course instead of charging headlong into disaster.
The heat is melting glaciers and sea ice, shifting precipitation patterns, and setting animals on the move.
Climate change encompasses not only rising average temperatures but also extreme weather events, shifting wildlife populations and habitats, rising seas, and a range of other impacts.
Why is all of this happening and being ignored?
Because of the failure of communicating how dire the threats really are.
We are unable to get our heads never mind our countries governments to comprehend the scale of the problem which amounts to total annihilation.
We are all suffering from an incredible failure of imagination.
In the absence of aggressive action, the devastation along the way will shake our compliance. Even if we stop burning fossil fuels the destruction we have already baked into our future, is going to unleased millions of Climate refugees upon an unprepared world.
This is the real ecological future we are diving headlong into.
Less ice means less reflection- more absurd sunlight, hence more warming, more melting, more cloud cover, more dieback of forests and flora that extract carbon.
When it thaws it will not just be twice the amount of carbon that is already in the atmosphere that it will release but Methane a 34 times more powerful greenhouse gas- all of it to be released at a date that keeps getting nearer and nearer.
If this unbelievable just watch a crack in the ice sheet grow at eleven miles a week.
Because human-induced warming is superimposed on a naturally varying climate, the temperature rise has not been, and will not be, uniform or smooth across the country or over time.
Global climate is projected to continue to change over this century and beyond.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on all leaders to come to New York on 23 September with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.
However, Climate Change the defining issue of our time and we at a defining moment.
World leaders will report on what they are doing, and what more they intend to do when they convene in 2020 for the UN climate conference, where commitments will be renewed and may be increased.
There can be no realistic plans without trillions. ( See previous postings)
Unfortunately, climate change is being turned into a product to sell more, with products piggybacking on false promises of good for the environment but here is what it is already doing.
It is I promise worse than you think.
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