How to stop Global Warming: our choice.
What is behind climate change?
Climate change is a result of our non-sustainable economy. It's more than just the problem of fossil fuel emissions. History shows that when people find a resource, they are apt to exploit it with little regard for the consequences.
Why do we tolerate a non-sustainable economy?
Why do humans have so little foresight? Why do we commit ourselves to an economy based on fossil fuels when we all know that it cannot last? Why? Because we are greedy and selfish. What else do you call it when someone consumes (a) more than they need and (b) more than their fair share of the world's resources?
More than we need?
We may try to justify our levels of consumption as being necessary, but the truth is, physically at least, all we need is food, clothes and shelter.
More than our fair share?
It is estimated that if everybody in the world consumed at the rate we do, we would need between five and twenty Earths to support us.
Do we want a 'fair' world?
I want a fair world. I don't want to live in a 'dog-eat-dog' world where bullies and tyrants rule. However, there are those that feel that a fair world would not be in their interests. They want to hang onto whatever advantages or privileges they have. They claim that it is the natural scheme of things for the 'strong' to dominate the 'weak'. They claim that their advantages are the reward for being more 'competitive'.
So here's a choice:
Before you roll your eyes and dismiss this as new-age claptrap, consider this: Our present evolutionary strategy, dog-eat-dogism, cannot solve our present problems: it is the cause of them. In this rat race, there is no spaceship waiting on the finish line to take the victors off to some new garden of Eden. Either we all win, or we all lose. Which will it be?