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Climate Change and Global Warming

Updated on August 4, 2017

Climate change for the Better? Only in the sense we are more aware and take individual positive steps to reduce our own carbon footprints. Getting worse is when we all ignore the signs and depends on governments alone to fix it. Government have a mojor role to play in this, but governments responds to peoples needs, and it is peoples needs that drives industry which is the main cause of global warming. We all have to play our part in reducing our urges to get certain world goods, which would put certain top polluting factories and governments out of business. We use overpopulation as a smoke screen too often to hide the real problem, the world have more than enough resources to feed twice as many people as we have now. Just take a serious look on the billions spent on war machinery and the military, and the billions of good food wasted in western societies each day. People in Iraq, and most of the middle east have more weapons than they have food to feed their own people. Many African dictators spend more than half their national income on war impliments than they do in investing in their own people. Where do we place our priorities? When will we stop looking to governments and do what we can to erase this growing menace?After you ponder thes mis-use of the world resources, Just look me square in the eye and tell me the truth about overpopulation.

The late Michael Jackson in his song says, "if you want to make the world a better place...just look on the man in the mirror...and make a change". The world must take a serious look on how we use what we have and stop the blame game. We must watch our own carbon footprints and see how much individually we are contributing to climate change. Where we put our rubbish, do we recycle, how much paper we use each day in out offices, how much electricity we use, when we use the car instead of walking or taking the bus, and the list goes on.

I am starting with me, I will do all the above because I know that whatever the good or bad intensions of governments its up to us individually to make a change. The next generation will look back at us and scream asking, why could they not take a step forward and do something? I am teachig my kids the importance of walking, take a bus insted of driving everywhere. This may not be much in the big scheme of things, but it's a positive start to what could be a future of theirs filled with hope.

 

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    Kenny MG 7 years ago from A Child of the Universe

    My sentiments exactly, I think we depend too much on the politicians to make meaningful changes to help the planet. Global warming/green house gasses/climate change is everybody's business. The politicians and technocrats have their part to play, but it also depends an all of us who are citizens of the planet to keep and care for it in order for our children to have something to inherit.

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    nextstopjupiter 7 years ago from here, there and everywhere

    We all must act and take matters in our own hands. Politicians only react, and we can't trust them. Let's build a better world without politicians!

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    Kenny MG 7 years ago from A Child of the Universe

    Someone must or something will...

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    Tony Jones 7 years ago

    God help us if nothing is done, we all contributed to it and we all must shoulder the blame. The disasters around the world is evidence enough something is wrong and need to bee fixed, but who will fix it?

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    Kenny MG 7 years ago from A Child of the Universe

    Thomas, I hope too the effort from the summit is tangible and lasting for all oursakes

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    Thomas Royale 7 years ago

    Some good news came out of the New York UN summit, lets hope it is sustainable and real for the good of all of us who share this planet

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    Kenny MG 8 years ago from A Child of the Universe

    Samantha,

    Good for you, my fear is that the world is not as keen to take positive action

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    Samantha Drake 8 years ago

    I think I am doing as much as I can, but I am open to do what ever else I can

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    Garfiled James 8 years ago

    This has sound the wake up call, I am listening and will do my best

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    Keith Coombs 8 years ago

    I am aware of the problem, but what can I do?

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    Yolanda Thomas 8 years ago

    Time to talk is over the evidence is clear, we must act now before it gets worse

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    Devon Henry 8 years ago

    I wish there were more people in the world like you who show concern for whats happening

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    Devon Henry 8 years ago

    I wish there were more people in the world like you who show concern for whats happening

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    Dale Underhood 8 years ago

    Thanks for the hope, for thats we have if our leaders don't take action now.

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    glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

    You have a great point here: a lot of it is about priority. People value convenience and time, so they will drive cars everywhere and not recycle. Thanks for this perspective from London; I wasn't sure how people from Europe think about global warming.