We are forever being reminded that climate change is happening and world officials are doing their best to find solutions in order to stop the greenhouse gases further affecting the temperatures of the planet.
The final draft of the world’s first comprehensive climate agreement has been announced this morning in Paris.
The aim in the debate was to work towards limiting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels, its still a draft so this all needs to be accepted and then we may start to see some change in the way businesses work and function.
The problem we have with societies around the globe, we all follow the same or very similar business model of consumerism. While our world leaders live in a world of complete wealth, they also support businesses that fund them; going against their funders would be senseless. Meanwhile businesses increase their marketing tactics for the consumer to get further duped into more senseless buying that has been manufactured usually by poor Chinese workers. The workers obviously need us to consume so they can survive and we think we need these products because we have been played by the marketers who have been telling us how much their products will add more happiness to our lives. Instead of manufacturing products that will last, we create products with a shelf life to help people consume more. Even the car industry prefers to destroy cars to keep the demand at levels which makes it viable for their business model to profit.
The world in which we live in is so insane and upside down that we allow these super wealthy people to represent our planet and us and tell us what changes are needed while they live a life of luxury, consuming more than the average person could ever dream of. They wont lead by example but they expect us too.
We are not in any situation to stick plasters over problems, we have to change our human habits and one of those habits is the way we unconsciously consume stuff that is having real problems on the planet that we all share.
There are arguments that the sun is the cause of climate change. To some extent it’s correct, without the sun we would not have any heat, the planet would be completely dead. When you add the greenhouse gases and C02 with the sun, the heat is unable to escape which results in a warmer climate. There is a reason Oil and Gas is underground, that’s where it’s supposed to be.
Its time for us to come together as one, to build a community together. If our cells in our bodies worked the same way as we work in our communities or how corporations work in the world of greed, then we wouldn’t have a body to live in. We are taught as children to share and then we reach adulthood we learn to protect our belongings and take whatever we can to succeed.
We can’t expect change to happen by doing the same thing over and again and then expecting something different to happen.