We live in a changing world. A thought can get around the world in seconds. Demonstrations can be organized in hours. It is estimated that a week’s worth of the NY Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century. So why is it that we cannot stop global warming.

 The problem lies not with technology as some people suggest. The problem lies with our thinking. We do not want to go out of our way to save our home. We would rather throw paper in the trash than the recycling bin, simply because it is closer to us. We would rather drive a car to work than ride a train or bus, simply because we don’t want to wait for that extra 10 minutes. We are lazy. The only time we DO go out of our way to change something is when it affects our peaceful lives. We do not want to accept that global warming is real. We want to believe that is a myth, made by those who dislike oil and gas companies, who want to ruin our way of life.

But we must this belief and urge ourselves to fight this falsehood. Global Warming is agreed upon by 97% of climate scientists. There is a misconception that some scientists do not believe in global warming. This is false. Scientists are in disagreement on whether global warming is caused by humans or not. However, they all agree that climate change is most definitely real and occurring. While we need not believe everything we are told by the media, we must come to grips with our fate, before it is too late.

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” 
Albert Einstein

So let us change our thinking, in the hopes of a better tomorrow.

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”                                                                                                                                
Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist


5 responses to “Change”

  1. that70sgirl13 says :

    I especially like how you ended your post with 2 quotes. I agree that we haven’t done anything because we are lazy and what the world has become is astonishing. I watched the video link, and it is amazing. Instead of just and telling us, maybe you could even give us an example of what you would change.

  2. laurenm0017 says :

    I also enjoy you ending with quotes. They work perfectly with your post. I agree with you in saying that we have the technologies to help our planet but we don’t use them.

    • chelsear0017 says :

      Your are so right Lauren! I couldn’t agree more that the innovation and evolution that is going on around us isn’t even used sometimes. Although we talk about change in our routines and energy use, we just say these things and not put our words into actions.

  3. forrestm0017 says :

    I fully agree with the point you brought up in your post about how humans are lazy, and we need to change that. I also liked your video hyperlink a lot, and I thought it was extremely interesting. Overall, I would say your post is very well written and hyperlinked.

  4. omarim0017 says :

    I think you make a really good point faizanb, but I think your angle of attack on the laziness of the human race might be a bit off. When you reference how we don’t want to go out of our ways just because it won’t directly affect our peaceful lives, I find that almost entirely true. Although when it comes to global matters like global warming and mass pollution, I think things change a bit. People may know that these issues directly effect them, I mean come on, I assume know you are a well informed person on global warming and its effects, but what are you doing about it? Everyone tries to educate but it seems as if people just aren’t applying what they learn. Sure Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” might have sparked some great thinking, but that all would mean nothing if they didn’t put their knowledge to good use. Maybe the reason for this is that people just think someone else would do it, which I guess links back to the main point that humans are lazy. But still, if something has to be done, than why don’t people just do it?

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