Throughout our history there have been times when people felt despondent and helpless about their immediate future: The civil war; first and second world wars; times of plague and pandemic sicknesses.
But now, in our unique age, we have the ability to predict future calamities not immediately identifiable with mankind’s bungling.
Another trait of mankind is the ability to ignore circumstances that do not affect our immediate condition. Such is global warming.
The saying goes that ignorance is no excuse: but I disagree.
The partnership that exist between business and government and the influence of money wielded by big business and the idea that religion trumps science results in laws, public records and even opinions skewed to the interest of business and religion over facts and reason.
Mankind’s contribution to global warming has never before been and issue, or even on our radar, until the last twenty-five years – and there is a concrete reason.
Our world population did not reach one billion until some time between 1915 and 1920 – around 1970 our world population exceeded three billion. Today our population has exceeded seven billion people: both
China and each have a population greater
then the entire world population of 1915.
The pollution caused by this burgeoning population and the industrialization of third world countries cannot be denied as the obvious responsibility for climate change in the form of global warming over such a short timeline.
We can ignore this problem as green house gasses increase and scientist warn that the earth is beginning to destabilizes that delicate balance that allows life on our planet; but we do it at our own peril – for the hand that reaches out of the mire to grab us will be worse than anything imagined by the inventive mind of man.