I believe this immense carbon footprint millions of us have is not a local problem, but rather a very unnoticed future international crisis. While people are beginning to realize the problem, and are beginning to conserve resources and gas fortunately, the vast majority of the human population continues to waste, pollute, and destroy the Earth. All the current method’s of educating the public, and going solar I think are a drop in the bucket. We need real change, and extreme measures. Sure we all live lavishly and luxuriously with no danger hardly ever. Is it worth a terrible Earth and future for our children and grandchildren and even future generations? Will they look back at us as the selfish infantile monsters that caused this mess? I think the risk’s too big too ignore, our lives are very insignificant in the longevity of the planet and human species. I want REAL action.
I want governments flexing their muscles, and humanity as a majority, not a small portion to severely alter our embellished way of life. I would trade some of my freedom, to help guarantee a clean earth for the future. What if it was mandatory for all vehicles to get 50mpg or you’d go to prison. It would sure cause a lot of chaos, but in the end it would force change, it’d get attention and would bring change. I don’t want governments to go full communist but I would like to see an individuals right to waste be diminished, and some freedoms limited in the cause of our future.
Is this idea necessarily good or will it just cause extreme outrage? I appreciate everyone who try to reuse, recycle, and protect the environment but its time to accept that, unless extreme change is made soon, all of everyone’s efforts will be a waste because climate change WILL happen with current trends and the results will be DEVASTATING to life on this precious world.
So please, encourage your family, neighbors and government to step up and cause the change.