|Law Lecturer Peter Burdon|
Climate change: the situation is hopeless...let's take the next step) continues the theme.
Following this, it is well documented that a healthy and effective response to grief is to join with others and act. Isolation is disempowering and I do not think there is anything to be gained by capitulating.
As the cellist Pablo Casals said: "The situation is hopeless; we must now take the next step." Finding meaning in adverse circumstances is an enduring human quality and one that we need to collectively summon again.
Even if it is too late to prevent a 2°C rise in temperature there is still much we can do, and any success in reducing emissions will greatly improve the survival odds of communities around the world.
There are vast stores of carbon in the earth, most of it in the form of carbonated rocks and organic material from all forms of life that have died to make decomposing vegetation, humus, coal and other fossil fuels. The ocean too contains vast amounts of carbon stored in sediments, shells, corals. The ocean contains about ninety times more carbon dioxide than is found in the atmosphere. Besides all this carbon in the earth (the lithosphere), oceans and rivers (the hydrosphere) and in the air (the atmosphere), there is a great amount of carbon stored up in all the living plants and creatures on earth (the biosphere).
This includes the micro-organisms in the soil and in the oceans. This micro-life makes up more than two thirds of the world’s biomass. As any good text book on biology will tell us, all life on this planet is carbon-based. Every living thing, whether plant or animal is composed of carbon compounds. The building blocks for life are made of carbon. The dry matter of plants, whether giant trees or tiny grasses, is more than 90% carbon. The entire animal kingdom is also composed of carbon. Every organ, nerve, and the trillions of cells right down to our DNA is composed of carbon compounds.ALL life on this planet is carbon based!
Therefore, is Burdon's "Post Carbon World" are Post Life World?
Then Mr Burdon moves on to actions and his plan could equally apply to the realist side of the debate.
• our actions might involve raising awareness about climate change;
We realists should promote that fact of Global UNwarming and the innocence of CO2
•speaking to politicians in your electorate;
We realists should being contacting our MPs and letting them know that many in the electorate are aware of the global warming hoax;
• supporting sustainable technology such as solar thermal;
We realists should be pointing out the uselessness, unfairness and the failures on wind and solar
Let's not forget the Complete list of things caused by Global Warming which has yet to be updated by the Global Warming Nazi's latest Scare that the Malaysian Airliner maybe harder to find due to Global (UN)Warming.