I have come to the conclusion, some time ago, that it does not matter whether we are cooling or warming. We need to clean house. We need to do what is right. We won't lose the planet. We will lose our lives, if we don't clean it up now. No bees, no good soil, nothing to eat. Weather patterns are determined by natural formations on the planet.... when we burn down the rain forests, the ones in South America, the rain no longer falls so much in our bread basket (which was rain forest before we cut it down and mistakenly planted grass for cows, whose native habitat is forests.) The rain now falls into the Atlantic Ocean. We are polluting that ocean and all the others, with chemicals, radioactivity, and plastic. All are lethal to all that live in the oceans.... source of quite a large % of our food.
There are more than 77,000 man made chemicals in our environment that DO NOT BELONG THERE!
We are leaking radiation from nuclear heating plants, and in the US we are surrounded with and have been living within, areas where Atom Bombs have been tested in the 1950s. We are genetically modifying our crops as well as spraying lethal poisons on them and ingesting them. the soil is dying as the pesticides kill the organisms in the soil that create more fertile soil.
We have, in the US, NO stream or lake of any size that has no mercury in it, from old mines that have not been cleaned up. We are ALL ingesting mercury.
We are breathing crap. It matters not what the climate is doing. WE MUST CLEAN HOUSE NOW! STOP WAITING FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO DO IT. WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO DO IT."
These are times for Extraordinary Measures.
One woman stated she leaves the smallest footprint possible. I believe she could teach us all a thing or two or three. We each need to follow her example. My own daughter teaches children and provides an example for her peers. But in addition to that, there are other problems. Not especially bigger. They may look that way, but they aren't.
All the problems are interrelated. But some of them will require very extraordinary measures by extraordinary people.
I think a series of articles would be the most readable way to address what is destroying our life support system. I'm going to post them in various places on the internet, in some hopes that this call to action will be effective in some way.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. His place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt