I am doing research for a possible upcoming project, about the future world and let me tell you it is not nice reading. All the predictions for the future are grim, we have so utterly destroyed our planet that even if all carbon dioxide emission stopped today, we might still not get the planet back to reasonable health for us to survive.
It makes me think. I always thought that I was a reasonably eco-savvy person, I don’t drive, I take public transport, I don’t eat meat very often, I shower instead of taking bath. Collectively that doesn’t add up to much especially since I live in a house with very bad insulation and plenty of old energy wasting appliances, I fly home at least twice a year, I do my dishes under running water etc etc. the list can go on and on.
The second thing that really disturbs me are those people still out there doubting that it is as bad as some scientists say. Really? How can you be so blind.
An other thing that comes to mind is that there are so many predictions, but so very few viable solutions. I wonder how many generations it takes before we (including me, I am not just pointing fingers) change our mindset and realise the dire situation we and our planet are in. A long time ago I read an article about Rapa Nui (Easter Island), there used to grow trees on the island, but they were slowly cut down over generations and the author of the article contemplated, what the man who cut down the last tree had thought. Will we in a couple of generations time ask the same question?