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.