Friday, December 2, 2022
Efforts are underway to phase out coal in numerous countries including the United States, South Africa and China. Since we could not get the USA and China to commit to setting goals to cease coal production, climate activists with the means have plans to eventually stop a large chunk of coal production over the next 30 years. Everyone knows you can't pull a switch and production stops. One of the plans is to buy-out coal plants and commit to early retirement of these facilities. In the meantime, alternative sources of energy are phased in because these people realize the need for the energy, the necessity of providing heat in the winter, especially in countries lacking infrastructure or will to help those in poverty who cannot afford to find alternative means to energy. it is understood there are generations of families and corporations whose lives have depended on coal production. It's like oil - you can't back-out of generational income in a few years: it takes planning and agreement. If you have the money provided by oil, and you have the intelligence on your staff to transition to cleaner energy, you can do this: you can make the change and not suffer financially. You can look your grandchildren in the face and they will know you care about their future, the future of their children and theirs. This is much bigger than a generation. This is the future of the place we have been allowed to live. This is our collective home and it is as we can all agree only temporary for all of us. our collective conscious must grow stronger and nicer and greener and understanding that we make efforts to leave the house as clean as we possibly can, for those to come after us. In this life most people want to feel good about themselves first, regardless of what others may think. Trying to stop the damage we have already done is a great place to start. It needs the commitment of every person possible. no one is insignificant in this effort, this drive. Let more people admit that coal is not a good thing for Earth, and to understand there is a way to transition away from coal that will benefit all.
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Before we can truly tackle the problem of climate change, we first have to address underlying issues that are needed to be resolved before we can be led to solutions really good solid, widespread solutions, and one of those is trust. Significant loss of trust in each other can only reflect back on the goals that we have, which include making the planet a better place to live now, and in the future. In America and some other countries, the breakdown of trust is evident in number of criminal incidents that occur in public, and that catch people by surprise are described as totally unexpected or described, as never thought it would happen here. The more such incidences,the more the trust between people break down. Climate activists nonetheless continue with the goal of lessening the dangerous effects of climate change even in this social climate in which we need more and more people on the street level to understand their contributions are needed as well. How trust of one another can be increased with the goal of listening effects of climate change will be the subject of future writings here. Hope everyone has a nice holiday however you celebrated you deserve it.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
In 2022 it’s still difficult for a very large number of people to imagine or consider oceans with a lot of sea life gone, dead, or, extinct. But they need only think about the temperature of our cities in our towns and summers or when the heat reaches over 110°F and some people die from heat, of heat stroke and other causes. If the oceans continue to warm over the decades, then sea life, fish, other sea creatures many of them will die from the heat because it’s just too hot for them. It’s really that simple. The things we do now to help the environment or what will make a big difference 20, 30,40 years from now. That’s why it seems like a climate emergency for a growing number of people. We don’t really have as much time is some of us think we do and more assertive action needs to be taken to slow the heating of the planet by slowing the use of carbon-based products, fossil fuels gases that dissipate into the air cause problems with the ozone layer cause problems on earth. I believe that more young people should consider careers as science engineers, climate engineers, people who study the climate and study the make up of the earth, the oceans the air, the atmosphere and try to find additional solutions to fixing this problem. Of course, having said all of this, we still know that the biggest burden is with multinational corporations with the big producers with big countries who are not slowing the use of these chemicals quickly enough who are not committing to doing so like they should. I like the idea of climate engineers, and would like to see this type of curriculum more prevalent not just in colleges, but even introduced in high schools this is definitely a subject that I will bring up again.
Massive actions in which people do things together, or do something in conjunction with each other that is unusual, or even profound is a way to bring attention to a subject like climate change. For example, let’s say in New York City a certain day and time is decided in which everyone who is operating a vehicle will stop safely where they are, and turn their engines off for a full minute. This seems to be a type of concerted, action and effort that can help bring attention to climate change for people who may need a reminder or who are not completely aware of the dangers we face and to show the world and the people in the future that they do care, and we are trying to do things to remedy this serious issue .
There are many other things people can do to show support for minimizing climate change. Let’s brainstorm and come back here and share more ideas.
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In 2022 it’s still difficult for a very large number of people to imagine or consider oceans with a lot of sea life gone, dead, or, extinc...
Before we can truly tackle the problem of climate change, we first have to address underlying issues that are needed to be resolved before ...