That’s what people do. We are either outrageously short-sighted or unwilling to face real problems head-on. And it's a dangerous way to be.
What I wonder is, did those top guns know it was all going to fall apart and have - even just in a small place in the backs of their clever little heads - an exit strategy? Or did they completely repress the thought that it might all come to an end? How authentic was their surprise and dismay? Because they all seem to be doing okay right now. None of the mucky-mucks are in jail or tragically destitute. Curious.
Buried on the very last page of last Thursday’s K-W Record is an article about a pair of studies from the National Research Council that show that climate change won’t occur gradually over a century or so, but that the planet is warming so quickly we should “expect abrupt and unpredictable consequences in a matter of years….” Here’s what the scientists say,
“To willfully ignore the threat of abrupt change could lead to more costs, loss of life, suffering and environmental degradation.”
And here’s how Canada responded,
Well, not quite like the rest of us. They can hide behind their money for a while longer. And then we’ll be dropping by to have a chat.
Think how easy it will be to convince their armed guards to help us attack.
|I'd rather not have a window seat, thanks.|
* I can't find a direct link because The Record's search engine requires a location, and "world" isn't an option.
ETA more links:
The way global warming has affect the oceans is like 6 atomic bombs going off every second.
It's getting scary and politicians don't care. We know what to do, but haven't the will to do it.