Sunday, 27 January 2019

A warning? Yep, it sure is...


Rather than talk about Brexit there are more pressing matters in this world of ours. The various reports about climate change to take first. There should be no more doubt that this is due to human behaviour. It means, car driving, aeroplane use, power generation and agricultural mismanagement.
Car driving in the world is at an all time high, millions of tonnes of CO2, Nitro gases, sulphuric acid just to name a few, similar to aeroplane exhausts. Jet engines spew out quite a bit. If you want to know how many planes are in the sky at any moment and you have a computer, go to flightradar24.com, you will be dumbfounded. Power generation now uses wood chips in many cases and are just as harmful. Also just to counteract those who say that wind turbines and solar panels are the answer. Yes, in some ways but they have to be manufactured, wind turbines use a lot of concrete for their base which needs a lot of cement which has to be manufactured and the steel as well. In the agricultural sense one would say, what? Problems, how can that be? Well, in Indonesia virtually 80% of tropical forest has been turned into palm oil plantations. Millions of acres of exactly the same species. Palms do not take in a lot of CO2 from the atmosphere plus the loss of biodiversity.
Then the plastic problem which has been brewing for a number of years now has come to the fore.
You might think this is just another rant but I am doing this for future generations. What are we doing to the planet? You would think that we are just blindly galloping on like panicked horses defunct of any rational thought. In the hope it just goes away. Well, it won’t. We as a species, yes we are just another animal on this planet, we need to get our act together. Stop this western world idea we are the masters and can do what ever we want or use. Work with nature not against. Stop this stupid over consumption of mostly useless things. Just look at kiddies’ TV programs and you will see the most idiotic plastic toys. The POP channels are an eye-opener to everything that is wrong, and frankly the inane mutterings on the CBBC channels are equally mind-boggling.
Instead of politicians squabbling about Brexit, they should be talking about how we should live in order to keep the planet habitable for our grand-children!

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