Climate change is a very touchy topic it seems. Many people saying the science has been falsified, many also saying that it’s true and you just have to look at the history of it. Quite literally a planetary sized war going on all around us, and I hate to say it, but we are losing.
Humans have evolved to become very virus like. Now before you say “OH BUT TJ EVOLUTION DOESN’T EXIST!” or “HUMANS HAVEN’T EVOLVED BECAUSE THERE HASN’T BEEN ENOUGH TIME!” I am not talking about that. I’m talking about evolution in the sense of mannerisms. We have accelerated technology so quickly that we haven’t had enough time to realize the consequences of what we are actually doing. While we are making strides in the right direction, it may already be too late for us and for the Earth as we know it and we are ignoring signs and other people after they have been telling us for years.
Did you know that we are on a 13 month hot streak? Did you know there has been a 2 degree strict guideline set to prevent a global catastrophe and we have almost hit that ceiling? Did you know this year carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached 400 parts per million which is about .04% of Earths current atmosphere make up. Did you know that since the industrial revolution the average global temperature has been going up, and with the global rate of fossil fuel consumption that doesn’t help in the least.
So what does the CO2 atmosphere mixture mean when it hits 400 whatevers per whatever. Well, that means there is too much CO2 in the air. Usually what happens is during the summer time while all the vegetation is alive they suck up all the CO2 and give us some Oxygen. However, this year there was just so much they couldn’t suck it all up! No big deal right? Winter time will let it fade away right? RIGHT?! Well, not really, with the greenhouse effect going CO2 only keeps growing and during the winter time more people are using dangerous emissions. To give it to you straight, that’s like parking you car in you garage with the doors closed and running your car till you pass out and die. We are globally suffocating ourselves, and we are just now starting to care when the damage may already be done.
Here’s another thought though. What if it’s not all our doing? If you think about it, now go with me here, the Earth is alive. It moves, it has life, it’s kind of like a host and we are living on the host. When a human gets sick, it heats up, tries to kill whatever is destroying it. Maybe the Earth has done the same thing. It is heating up to kill the virus that is us humans. We are tearing it apart, melting the caps, and clouding up the sky with our filth and the only way to react is to burn us up. When things heat up, things die, food chains break, and we basically go into a post-apocalyptic scenario where nothing works, there is no water, and no food except for whatever we can manage to find.
It amazes me that us as a human race can be so reliant on technology and what people smarter than us say, but then when it comes down to it, we only listen to what they have to say if it is something we choose to care about. Science has been saying this for years, and we did not listen. They are still saying it, and we are only kind of listening. There are great strides that have come out of this. Denmark has been on all green energy for almost a year, there are electric cars being mass produced to reduce emissions, and solar power has dropped in price by over 25% in the past 5 months alone! If we change our ways now, we can manage to stop this before it gets out of our hands.
Climate change is real, it’s detrimental, and it wont stop unless we change.
It has also been said that someone born today will likely die due to climate change.