It seems someone got to criticize me on a full page in an area Newspaper. I forget his name,but Greg Gorman, of the Sierra Club, wrote a brilliant piece to dispel the errors. Not to long ago, one of the largest youth-led demonstrations in history, called the Global Climate Strike in September brought out millions to take the streets on Climate Change, which some or many adults have not even a clue where we are going, and the going is not good!
The above march was started by a sixteen -year-old named Greta Thunberg, who has been constantly criticized by our President for her stands on Climate Change. The
March was supported by 100s of organizations around the world, including students.
These young people around the globe see all the coming problems around the world, and are fully aware of the consequences. It seems if you get too old; you lose much when it comes to observing winds, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, arid and low rain, and more. I want to note that I have friends in a small country called Bhutan. It is situated between two Climate Busters-China and India.
What is strange about Bhutan, and my friends is that there is no snow in Himalayas where Bhutan is, but instead of snow there is monsoons that make life extremely dangerous. Once Bhutan was known by its happiness index. I will send those pictures to the paper for your judgement!
In one of my earlier pieces, I quoted Jane Goodall. Here is the quote and please reflect, as it is about us. “ Why is the most intelligent species destroying our planet!” We are and most of you know it! It is not about recycling garbage, straws or whatever! It is more than that, and you must commit! We have no choice! Do we? No! I am borrowing here! If we are so intelligent, why do we harm ourselves and each other for no good reason?
Churchill noted in bleak days: Sometimes it is not enough that we do our best, one must do what is required!” So it is with all the coming issues, we must do what is required! I am stealing a quote, but maybe you will get the picture. Israeli statesman ABBA Eban observed that “Men and nations behave wisely once they exhausted all alternatives!”
We do! We are dumping mine, fracking waste, and every ungodly thing into our rivers. Trees are being cut with so much rapidity. This is very dangerous, as your children can probably tell you why you need trees! But whether trees or another level of climate change; you must enable it. “ As for the future, is not to foresee it, but enable it!”
Jane Goodall has developed five reasons for hope, and they are as follows:
1. Our Young people, as they do understand tHe problems, and they can teach you the issues ! Yes, I am stealing for Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young!
2. Our Amazing intellect!
3. Our indomitable spirit. We have taught much from Martin Luther king and others.
4. Our connectivity leads us to contacts all over the world.
Let us get real for a moment, today’s Climate Deniers are funded by the fossil fuel industry, and our President. We need to move on, and improvements in cars are here already. I drove a Ford Fusion that gets 700 miles per tank full. Others are moving far ahead. Bill Nye notes “ that today we are putting too much carbon dioxide in the the air, and we need to put our focus on renewable electricity, , clean water, and access to the internet!
Let me say that slcientists have high levels of confidence that global temperatures will rise for decades largely due to greenhouse gases produced by humans.