It’s all connected

02007-05-28 | Environment, News | 0 comments

What if climate destabilization is the business plan? | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist
This Washington Post story suggests that the airline industry is not being led by dumb people who just don’t get it. No, the darling of the industry, the best and the brightest, the folks heading the industry vanguard, aren’t stupid. They get it. They just don’t care. They believe that personal wealth will protect them and their children and grandchildren.

I don’t think that attitude is limited to the airline industry and climate change. It is old-fashioned thinking that is deeply ingrained in our culture. Who cares what happens over there – if it makes my life over here more comfortable. Just think of some real estate developments or strip mining and there are many more examples.. Well, the world is shrinking and what we do over there will affect our life over here… it catches up with us eventually.

Take this story for example. The author comments on a National Geographic story about melting glaciers and writes:

A point which I personally hadn’t considered is the widespread fallout of mountain glacier melting:

And the millions of people in countries like Bolivia, Peru, and India who now depend on meltwater from mountain glaciers for irrigation, drinking, and hydropower could be left high and dry.

Our CO2 output over here will endanger the drinking water supply of millions of people – over there…

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