This week has been filled with comments, notes, interviews from all sorts of people coming from all sorts of professions reference the POTUS decision about the Paris accord. Whether they are politicians, artists, reporters, engineers, lawyers, architects, biologists, reverends, cooks and many other, all of a sudden it appears to be that everybody has an opinion about a “supposed problem” and best of all, each and every one is telling everyone else how to fix it.
Did any of these so called "friends of the climate" even thought about doing jetpooling when going to Paris for the PA? Answer: NONE. These ones are definitively NOT leading by example.
For some time the topic has been of my interest and have been reading quite a bit about it. I’d like to point out the I’ve read articles from both sides of the aisle, those that say we have a big problem and that we will have devastation happening in no time, and those that say this is the normal development of a planet than has been in existence for well over 3.5 billion years. (note: this “modern” form of human we have today has been under works for the last 200,000 yrs.)
Humans beings are so arrogant; shall we say we border idiotically..?
Also worth noticing, civilization (the industrialized type) has been, let’s say, “making fire” a little over 200 years. Dinosaurs roomed the earth for over 168 million years (average so say the experts). I mention this now as to get our minds into the frame of length of time. i.e. assuming we have been making smoke for 200 years, this is 0.000005714 % of the entire period of existence of earth. Barely noticeable? I would say very barely. The earth has been going through changes/cycles since the first day it was created, no question about that. It’s mind boggling how come some think that humans have the power to change temperature on earth; are we arrogant or what?
From this previous comments I am lenient to think that the effect that humans tend to have on changes in temperature of earth, whether making temperature to lower (cooler) or higher (warmer) are 100% negligible. This is my conclusion in reference to the impact that humans have on changes of temperature of the earth.
So why is the media (dominated and owned by the rich and powerful) and politicians (dominated and owned by the rich and powerful) envisioning a dim future IF WE DON’T TAKE MEASURES RIGHT NOW in matters that have to do with what they are marketing as CLIMATE CHANGE !!
Because it is a matter of economics considering that this has to deal with the distribution of services, goods & products. It is perhaps an extension of capitalism getting its tentacles into matters of the environment. Keep in mind, those that are at the top WANT TO BE AT TOP FOREVER. How will the money be brought in to cover the costs of programs designed to address the issue? Well the answer is one easy one: TAXES. Why? Because poor countries do not have the money to run those projects so they will have to be asking for loans to the world bank and international monetary fund and such. We the ones in poor, low, lower, middles, high, higher classes will end up paying for the smart ideas of those politicians who as I wrote before are dominated and owned by the rich and powerful. Some math people are still trying to calculate the environmental footprint damage left by the 200 plus people who were in Paris for the accord. Just think about Obama; over 50 cars, 2 x 747’s to carry this guy and his buddies, top food class (no sandwiches for this ones no no no ), zillion of water bottles not even touch by many, to mentioned a few. I call this hypocrisy to the max.
Hey Mr. IMF, can you borrow us poor ones some money please? I will get the money through taxes so no problem .... WTF ...
So my few cents of some ideas for real contribution:
Stop contamination: use less plastics (if you have to, cut them in as little piece as possible and recycle), try recycling bypass products at all levels as paper, wood, metals.
Engage neighbors and friends and explain the difference between climate change (which is changing every minute of every day) and a change in temperature of a system such as the earth.
Minimize the use of potable water; limit time in shower. Close tabs when water just flowing.
Use the bicycle more often; try and also use the public transportation. Do carpooling.
Try to obtain food from your area; this diminishes costs as transportation lengths are shorter.
If you see garbage on the street, at home, anyplace and is within reach (and healthy standards) pick it up and place it in a proper garbage can.
Separate garbage at the origin; don’t expect those that recollect to do it for you.
Solely but surely, start thinking about the use of renewable energy. Yes it is expensive these days, still as technology catches up and develops more efficient ways, increase production, costs will lower.
We all can contribute by controlling and managing waste at point of origin.
Other comments. PLEASE do not believe and trust all what reporters say on the news whatever the means; they are reporters and basically do not understand anything about math, science, technology and so many subjects that require such a length of studies in academic preparation to even grasp the main ideas of a subject. Most, unfortunately, reporters are these days trying to give the impression that they know it all and they just DO NOT. They should go back to school and re-study so to understand that it is their job to report as accurate as possible the events occurring in their presence; NOT to provide interpretation as per their own judgement.
Read a lot and stay inform; don’t think that the world will end tomorrow for the reasons they tell you. With the www the amount of information is enormous. On spare time study and research this interesting topics. Form in your mind your own idea.
This is not the 1930, 40’s, 50, and so on when big tobacco companies said that smoking caused no harm to you health. NOW more than 50 years later, we, it happens that it is harmful to health. In those years humans were manipulated by those same companies that were, once again, dominated and owned by the rich and powerful. Same thing happening these days. Big difference we are smarter nowadays.
To me, this topic is bordering fascination; how can a small group of people dominate groups hundreds of time bigger than theirs using threat, scaring you and me, etc. For now I say it is very smart MARKETING.
Anyway, I would like to see more articles in reference to this issue and perhaps get a grasp on what most think about this. Please do and post.
PS. Get and read the book:
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
by Peter H. Diamandis (Author), Steven Kotler (Author)