But, WE CAN TURN THIS AROUND, KNOW HOW AND RESOURCES ARE STILL THERE. WHAT WE NEED IS THE WILL.
My reminders about our precarious position:
- Jonathan Schell's THE SEVENTH DECADE, The New Shape of Nuclear Danger, 2007.
- Lester Brown's Plan B 3, 2007.
- And many others.
While the gifted minds of nuclear scientists and administrators are being wasted on suicidal means for "security", the urgency to apply all knowledge and skill to the transition is being ignored by them.
Lester Brown continually sends out the message: The Arctic ice is melting at astounding rates, the Himalayan glaciers are quickly receding, the aquifers are depleting. Result will be inadequate food for the billions of people. This reality is intensified by the policy decision to use corn crops for ethanol in the United States. Food prices are and will soar as food is used for fuel, thus making food subservient to $100.00/barrel plus oil. And, the United States taxpayer is subsidizing ethanol!
BROWN: NO TIME FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL. We have until 2020 to reduce the CO2 by 80%, not 2050 as politicians and their prompters stipulate.
These statements are simply the headlines of the issues. A quick review of the sources will uncover the analysis of the daunting facts.
I feel that my actions by the walk and so many other efforts are feeble. Who is paying attention? Who is doing anything? I know a few are, especially those waving the flag of warning. Not enough.