Do you feel secure with the tiny sample we’ve so far experienced with climate change?
There is much more of it to come. How could it be otherwise when those in control of our destiny remain determinedly ignorant about this and firmly fixed on economic growth at any cost?
‘Economic growth’ especially, is the mantra of death, but so are some other kinds of growths we’ve been encouraged to admire: population growth in an already over-crowded world; energy growth in a world crammed with excess stuff and movement; and the growth of an Orwellian culture of mind control and a rapidly growing trend toward untrammeled police states.
In these circumstances, escalating the production and burning of carbon based fuels should be deemed ‘a crime against life on Earth,’ with the highest possible sanctions, starting now.
There was a time, not long ago when the term ‘profiteer,’ specifically ‘war profiteer,’ implied the strongest public sanctions.
I see a strong parallel with pushing carbon emissions as our world slides rapidly into climate crisis.
In all coming elections, we must detect and remove apparent sociopaths and others driven primarily by greed and false glory and put intelligent and honourable people in charge who will act in the true public interest.
Meanwhile think more about our predicament. We’ve a long way to go to find viable solutions, starting with determining what is likely to be viable in the long term.