Climate Change What Can We Do? Part 2

Humanity seems driven to self-annihilation for one reason only. We believe humanity is the most important species on the planet.

Therefore we continue over population as if the planet will adjust around us and continue to provide our needs as if bequeathed us in perpetuity.

When the day arrives, as it surely will if we do not change, that humans become the endangered species I suspect there will be many among the survivors who will still few as if humanity is the most important species on the planet. We might wonder what those few will do under those circumstances but perhaps we already know.

I’m not certain extinction of humanity is totally possible. After all we don’t need much to survive. Just the basics – food, shelter, water, and clothing. All of that except water can be gotten from plant life. And if the survival number is around 5000 they will have enough genetic diversity to avoid caustic mutations.

But honestly how can we avoid this? First we need to strive for zero population growth. Nations that are unwilling to comply should be quarantined allowing them to seek self-sufficiency. I doubt much time will be needed before they decide that zero population growth is obtainable. Then the quarantine can be lifted.

I smile as I write this. Some will think the last idea is well inhuman, cruel, awful. How do those same people think life will be when humanity has added a couple billion more mouths to feed?

The true problem I see with this is simple. No one really cares. Like Australia blaming feral cats for the decline of the wild bird population. Cats? How much wildlife habitat has Australians destroyed for human population growth in the last fifty years? Tens of thousands of acres.

Or like social media users who do the blame game for fame. Blame the past, people who lived then not now. It’s funny how they blame others for the plastic problem while using a device made in part out of plastic. Blamers want fame only. If they wanted to fix the problem they’d put as much effort into finding solutions on a local level as they do blaming people who like them just wanted to live a happy life.

Climate Change What Can We Do?

The previous post ended with two examples of recycle and waste. All cardboard should and must be recycled. It’s up to you and I to recycle and also to insist that companies like Amazon use ONLY recycled cardboard.

Amazon is all about profit. Using recycled material will cut into profit. Amazon also uses boxes far too large for what’s being shipped. Again this has to do with profit.

Clearly Amazon’s board of directors and CEO care very little about climate change and a lot about profit. I know they state otherwise but if they truly cared they would fix the above.

Now Amazon is not alone with this problem. If you buy from them then you too are part of this problem.

Perhaps if you shopped locally instead of online that might help and also help local businesses which also create jobs that companies such as Amazon and Wal-mart are gleefully destroying.

Climate Change – What Can You and I Do?

By now social media, print media, and news media have created an atmosphere of fear over what they are coining as the end of the world. I used the word coining for a reason. They’re making millions of dollars with this media frenzy.

They will not also discuss what each of us can do to slow down and eventually stop the progress of climate change. It’s not as if there’s nothing we can do. The opposite is true. There are many things we can do. Small things that if enough of us do them will add up to a significant amount.

Today I want to talk about boxes. Shipping boxes. Since millions of us buy online now. All non- recycled cardboard is made from trees. Okay recycled cardboard began as trees but each time it gets recycled that’s less trees being cut down to create more cardboard. The benefit of this is obvious. Trees create oxygen and are habitat for birds and other animals.

This box is from 100 percent recycled cardboard.

This is an Amazon box. 100 percent not recycled. The millions of boxes Amazon uses for shipping every day are not from recycled cardboard.

We Are Not Killing the Earth

Each time I read or hear that we are killing the Earth with climate change I’m stunned by the ignorance. When a U.S. astronaut states the same I wonder about said astronaut’s thinking. If the meteorite that killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years in the past didn’t destroy the earth how is it possible humanity is killing the earth?

We are not.

We are causing climate change with over population and by doing so we are destroying the environment we need to survive. If we succeed, earth history proves the planet will survive and new life forms will evolve to replace billions of ignorant and selfish humans.

I suspect if Earth were a thinking being it would let out a sigh of relief heard throughout the galaxy.