GOING TO EXTREMES!
It seems that the “autumn”? is coming, after several months “suffering” weird weather, and deciding in front of our wardrobe what kind of clothes we should put on.
Apparently, the simple action of choosing outfits is an insignificant detail, but behind this daily routine, there is a hidden and alarming situation which has been denounced by enviromentalists and scientics for a long time: Earth is being strongly damaged.
Nowadays, Earth is in rebelion against human race and a good proof of this is what has happened around the world in the last months: Earthaques, Volcanic eruptions, drought and snowstorms. In fact, the frequency of natural disasters has increased by 42% since the 1980’s.
According to climate experts, Global warming is likely to spawn more weather extremes, and a new report from The United Nations also confirms that the weather will get more drastic as greenhouse gasses continue to be pumped into the air by burning fossil fuels such as oil and coal. In spite of this state of affairs, what kind of measures are the governments adopting in order to brake this risky situation?. Only “Expectations” up to now. in other words , Environmental Summits mean well, but without reaching convincing and conclusive agreements.
On the other hand, although International meetings have not achieved real proposals to enhance the enviromental conditions, it is fair to point out that several plans which have been taken by Governments, such as leading people to not use plastic bags (at least for free), not to waste water, recycling or using public transport. They are slowly contributing to changing consumer behaviour and reducing the Environmental impact. Nevertheless, these public awareness campaigns and stratagems have not been enough to slow down the ecological hazardous problem for Earth, and consequently , for the Humanity as well.
To sum up, it is necessary that the Governments try a different and comprehensive approach to the environmental degradation and they have to takle the problem from a realistic and altruistic point of view, that is to say, to get to beneficial decisions, not thinking only about economics profits, but also reasonable humanitarian solutions.
For all of that, personally, I prefer to continue enjoying the “Four Seasons” in this part of the world, instead of having a “Tropical” December.
Merry “cold” Christmas for all of you!