The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a recent report that most of the world’s electricity can – and must – be produced from low-carbon sources by 2050. If not, the world faces “severe, pervasive and irreversible” damage. It is very hard to understand why we are so concerned by climate change and not by unsustainable population growth. It is not illegal to have as many children as you want, it is not illegal to light and heat over-sized bungalows, it is not illegal to drive a large sporty car for a show-off or maybe a reason, not even illegal to burn fuel in cutting edge military gadgets to bombard those who dare differ, it is your right and your freedom and that will never change because it would not be profitable for large companies & tax hungry governments – the real problem, greed of the right wing, spreading alternative truths!
Our masters and rulers need population growth. They need more people to take on more debt and pay more interest, register voting & sign-up for mutated development, otherwise the whole pyramid scheme comes crashing down. We are a debt based economic society, perpetually in debt to the 1% and their glorified collection agents cum propagandists. This is the real reason we never hear meaningful arguments about sensible population management. One has to assume that these vested interest groups denying global alerts have invested their wealth in the development of interstellar spacecraft, or are they intending to die with the rest of the human race in a global mass extinction event. The choice is stark to protect our future generations: adapt with compassion for this planet or let our kids die.
A look at the 50 largest companies in the world will tell you whole story – half of them are in the oil and gas sector! Unfortunately while they are the ones with the money paying off politicians left, right, and center – very little will be done to reduce our dangerous over reliance on dirty energy. Another IPCC report will do nothing but kill the trees that it is printed on. The west is destined to burn more not less fossil fuels. West cannot preach austerity to the rest of the world while they profligate. The developing East has tasted “fossil blood”, competing to pollute its Eco-systems.
Sadly, those with genuine concerns for the future of life on this planet are, it seems, outnumbered by those who dismiss even natural science as scaremongering. By paying to political piggy banks, the smart businessmen cronies will continue to treat Earth like their forefather’s gifted private playgrounds, their fuel-eating tools and creative ventures will bring about the end of world even quicker. We have a minority of the wealthiest funding mindless mining and environmental destruction while securing their own royal breeds inside high-tech, mission control bunkers!
We are being taxed on consumption, never hope to change the politicians or those they represent. They will never change by definition. Reducing dependence on money is the only solution. However, most people focus on getting more money so they can be less efficient with it as opposed to how effectively they use it. We seem to prefer servitude.
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