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Climate Change First Became News 30 Years Ago. Why Haven’t We Fixed It?

By National Geographic

In the time it took to build the case that climate change is a pollution problem, it’s become unnervingly more than thatRead full story

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  • The mathematical models are fairly simple, and three scenarios emerge; the “soft landing,” “die off,” and collapse. I know which one I’d prefer...

  • Susie L
    Susie Lmom/grandmom at my family

    I've said for many years that we needed to do something about this. Most companies will regulate certain aspects of their waste, but they don't think about how their product will affect the climate. a lot of cleaning products and things like that are not good for the environment. having said that, I realize that there are certain things that we need to use. But, I can tell you that the area I live in had a climate shift a few years ago, and we've stopped getting any kind of a winter. Use to we would

    I've said for many years that we needed to do something about this. Most companies will regulate certain aspects of their waste, but they don't think about how their product will affect the climate. a lot of cleaning products and things like that are not good for the environment. having said that, I realize that there are certain things that we need to use. But, I can tell you that the area I live in had a climate shift a few years ago, and we've stopped getting any kind of a winter. Use to we would get one or two good snows a year, now you're lucky if you even see it freeze.

  • Ian Kumamoto
    Ian Kumamoto Student at New York University

    I think this is such a difficult issue to tackle because it requires us to think about deep, yucky things like the meaning of life, pushes us to really question the premise on which a lot of our desires operate. Is taking longer showers, driving larger cars, using plastic bags, etc. really making our lives better and more meaningful? If not, are we going to collectively pressure our lawmakers and politicians to start enforcing laws that are good for the environment (i.e. functioning mass transit

    I think this is such a difficult issue to tackle because it requires us to think about deep, yucky things like the meaning of life, pushes us to really question the premise on which a lot of our desires operate. Is taking longer showers, driving larger cars, using plastic bags, etc. really making our lives better and more meaningful? If not, are we going to collectively pressure our lawmakers and politicians to start enforcing laws that are good for the environment (i.e. functioning mass transit systems, infrastructure for renewable energies, requiring alternatives to plastic)? I think the biggest success of big oil lobbying is making us believe that climate change can only be solved by our individual actions. The reality is that the only way we can really succeed is by moving away from a culture of wasteful consumerism- hardly something that a single person should be expected to do. Yes, it's partly on us, but it's also on them (corporations and the gov).

  • Danail Ristovski
    Danail Ristovski

    This world was created perfect by God and since Adam and Eve, that perfection is broken and the world is going to chaos. This world is not going from chaos to order as many evolutionists think. This is a clear proof that everything is going into chaos. We need to wake up and recognize it.

  • Adaora Udoji
    Adaora Udoji

    Sigh.

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