Global warming/climate change is not only moving at an excelerated pace in Australia but on every other continent including the Arctic. To continue to dispute its presence is to be ignorant of the facts. Scientists around the world have been warning us of the repercussions of denial and apathy for years. These warnings can no longer be ignored. The cost of doing so is too great for the planet as a whole regarding the survival of our species and all others.
So this post is not to once again rehash the same rhetoric about whether it is manmade or not to push a partisan political agenda or grudge. I am SO DONE with that. This post is for serious people who understand the urgency of this crisis and its effects on this planet and our species who actually want to do something about it.
The recent tragedy in Australia regarding wildfires that were the worst ever there and may not be over, had the ground work for their ferocity and tragedy laid out by years of severe drying and drought resulting from climate change. Climate change one spark made into a hell on Earth. The Murray-Darling River basin is also a stark example of those severe effects. For anyone to look at that dwindling river that was declared dead just a few months ago and still deny that there is something more to this than just a 'usual dry summer' is someone who clearly cannot or will not understand the changing face of this planet due to our neglect and greed.
We cannot claim to be an evolving species if we continue to deny the consequences of our actions and not work to adjust those actions to the perceived outcome. Therefore, if you truly do care for what climate change is doing to this planet and want to do something about it, please plan to do something this year to wake up politicians to the urgency of this crisis and demand action.
This is not just some topic I and others who care cavalierly blog about on the Internet simply to have something to talk about to kill some online time. This is about the world our children will inherit. There is nothing more important than that. We have nothing else without a sustainable planet and there is no more time to waste in that goal.
Drought is the silent killer.
Ceremony Marks 'Death' Of Australia's Greatest River