A cynic’s view of climate change
The fact is human activities are affecting the earth in numerous ways, many of which are positive and essential to the survival of the human species as we know it. However some the vital means of our survival are degrading the earth, making it hazardous for not only humans but also all the other species earth. Species of animals as well as plants have become extinct due to encroachment on their habitats. Others like the polar bears and the pandas are holding on to their dear existence as our activities slowly but surely degrade the earth. The ice caps at the poles are melting, forests are being destroyed and animals are being hunted to extinction. The situation is so bleak that one would not be wrong to say that our own greed is going to lead to our extinction.
However are we simply over reacting or is what is happening simply the norm of life on the universe, survival for the fittest. History shows that the earth has had higher temperatures than it has right now and species have become extinct long before even humans came into existence. Case in point are the dinosaurs, a meteorite that hit the earth millions of years ago resulted in change of its climate thus their extinction. More so, incoming data shows that the melting of the ice at the polls is not only going to expose more minerals but also ease transport between North America, Russia and Europe. On top of that, it will create more land for cultivation in some areas plus change of seasons. With the increasing world population, the need for energy has never been so dire to ensure proper functioning societies, which makes it unrealistic to reduce energy consumption.
Considering the above, is the fight against climate change worth the attention it’s receiving? Do we have what it takes to make a long lasting impact on the temperatures of our globe? That is an analysis for another time, for now let us chew on the above-mentioned facts. Note that, regardless of what happens, the earth always takes care of itself regardless of how that affects its inhabitants.