What happens now for a world in turmoil ?
The honest truth is to sort out all our differences and learn to live together. Learn to live together and learn to live and love this world we live in. First of all we have to learn to love one another !
It’s far too easy to disregard all the natural things around us but understanding and nurturing what we have is key to our future on this planet. What is naturally made is far more precious than what is man-made and providing we manage these resources it could last for an eternity. Even creating man made things can be rewarding but what isn’t rewarding is the destruction of natural habitats for personal gain either for an individual or a nation collective.
In my travels… around the world in the earlier part of my life and through England in the latter, I’ve learnt to appreciate many of the things that many people don’t even think about. Open spaces, water, trees, fields of wheat and the sunshine. Latterly I’ve come to appreciate autumn and winter and even the rain although I have to admit I still struggle with the dark days of winter. Maybe it’s because you can’t fully appreciate what is there, mainly because for two thirds of the time in winter it’s dark and you can’t see this natural beauty.
Energy is one of the biggest, probably is the biggest consumable resource we use and up until recently we used it burned it without a thought. Wood, Coal in the past and now oil gets used without a thought about it being sustainable only once it’s gone or the climate changes do we actually wonder…what have we done. Happening now right this minute is the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 which is being held in Le Bourget, from November 30 to December 11. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world. The overarching goal of the Convention is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global temperature increase to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. However, Christiana Figueres (executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – UNFCCC) acknowledged in the closing briefing at the 2012 Doha conference “the current pledges under the second commitment period of the Kyoto protocol are clearly not enough to guarantee that the temperature will stay below 2 °C and there is an ever increasing gap between the action of countries and what the science tells us.”
Obviously reduction in the use of coal, gas will be need and with solar power coming a big force in renewable energy hopefully all countries will grasp this chance and do something good for our world.The effects of global warming are the environmental and social changes caused (directly or indirectly) by human emissions of greenhouse gases. There is a scientific consensus that climate change is occurring, and that human activities are the primary driver. Many impacts of climate change have already been observed, including glacier retreat, changes in the timing of seasonal events (e.g., earlier flowering of plants), and changes in agricultural productivity.Future effects of climate change will vary depending on climate change policies and social development. The two main policies to address climate change are reducing human greenhouse gas emissions (climate change mitigation) and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Geoengineering is another policy option.
Near-term climate change policies could significantly affect long-term climate change impacts. Stringent mitigation policies might be able to limit global warming (in 2100) to around 2 °C or below, relative to pre-industrial levels. Without mitigation, increased energy demand and extensive use of fossil fuels might lead to global warming of around 4 °C. Higher magnitudes of global warming would be more difficult to adapt to, and would increase the risk of negative impacts. The conclusion is that we need to change our habits and our outlook to life if the human race is going to have an indefinite stay on this earth. That’s providing the politicians, the armies and the terrorists haven’t killed us all first.