So it seems that global carbon dioxide levels will likely reach 400 parts per million within days. And it didn’t even make the news here. This will be a level unprecedented in human history since our atmosphere has probably not contained so much C02 since the Pliocene Epoch which precedes any people by about 2 million years.
How quickly we have changed things and how little action we are taking
Trying to get real action at a Federal level in the US seems to be about as plausible and sensible as trying to get some gun control.Seems we much prefer our own destruction.
So why are we so stupid ?
Is it the same reason that gun control just simply does not take root in the US. That vested , strong, moneyed interests have got control of the political process and we are but mere puppets to their greed?
Or have we got some fundamental evolutionary flaw that means that we simply can’t see beyond the end of this month ?
Bad news guys- Governments are not going to fix this. In the case of the US Government it seems powerless despite the rhetoric. China actually seems to be pushing into a position of leadership.
But either way it comes down to each one of us. What is it that we love more than our kids, and grandkids? Is there anything ?
Well if not….you have no choice but to act.
ch need of the risks of more extreme and more frequent weather events that we saw in every part of the world in the last 12 months?
Could there be any more urgent reminder than the more frequent and more intense droughts, floods, fires , hurricanes? Do we need it written across the sky in big red letters?
No...we are not that dumb.