It really bugs me that so much hot air is continually expended endlessly repeating the basics of what climate change and mass extinction is all about, ie methane, changing weather systems, ocean food chain die-off, red meat production, forest clearance etc with so many (in the end) irrelevant ‘actors’ to use the trendy term who keep poking their stick into the spokes while times runs through our fingers like water.
Maybe communications and punditry are too easy nowadays; just as I am here adding my pennyworth; but at least we can voice our concerns in some way, cross-influence and develop dialogue, to reach out.
Yet still we have deniers to climate change itself!
The complete overhaul and re-alignment of human mind-set looks in my opinion to be impossible; consumerism and keeping up with the Joneses has too great a hold, ego rules peoples lives, western ‘face’ is everything. So many ppl seem unable to resist advertising pressure; good salaries are expended on forgotten tomorrow high end gifts and short term fixes, gizmos kids don’t need. We’ve become too slick, too mindless; we cannot it seems move the decades back to a cannier closer lifestyle of smaller pleasures and more modest activities.
I read yesterday of how at present ‘the cloud’ consumes 4% of existing electricity produced and will something like triple in a decade! Likewise bitcoin mining, soaks up electricity at a bizarre and frightening amount, equivelant to a small European country.
I just do not know how we can wean humans away from needless consumerism wanting to buy ‘new things’ and excessive sprawling carbon footprint. Disney has a lot to answer for, brain washing then screwing its customers for the ‘Disney experience’ FLA Paris etc and its pointless merchandise. I can imagine cars, personal transport and red meat consumption will shift to the rich only, such things will still exist right to the end but at a price.
Everyone seems to have a viewpoint, yet for most of these their viewpoint merely slows change, treacles up the process to an aching slowness.
We lose Arctic ice and all that seems to mean is territorial affirmation, commercial exploitation, big corporate self interest; witness trump and his shenanigans. I feel sorry for the Australians, I feel sorry for the coming El Nino.