The climate does change that is a reality. - amended
I am certainly not a scientist I have however been blessed with a fairly good analytic mind and have lived for more than half a century. They say one gets wiser as one gets old.
I would be pretty stupid if I said the ice caps at the poles were never melting. As they seemingly are, by the documentaries I have watched much more so than they did 50 years ago.
The fact that there is more droughts in desert areas and the weather has certainly changed here in the tropics more rain pours down each and every year. We are seeing an increasing amount of flooding here in the Philippines.
All these factors could be due to fossil fuel and its pollution; we really have no need of fossil fuels what so ever. As there are many ways of obtaining power with out their use.
I would be stupid if I thought that a rising population does not affect pollution levels especial within our atmosphere and our blue seas. Here in the Philippines corral is dying due to pollution, illegal methods of fishing. The sea has been over fished in the efforts of feeding an ever increasing population. Many of the world species have been made extinct and there is a rather long list of species under the threat of extinction.
Mankind has become its own enemy, eventually if all this pollution get much worst within the next 50 years. With a possible global population build up of 12 billion we will be in trouble. It will be similar to the scenario seen within Harry Harrison science fiction book..
Make Room! Make Room!
We can be of course skeptic and bury our heads in the sand and say the scientist are wrong. But if we look at history and observe the winters and summers we have seen. Then noted the amount rubbish and pollution in our local rivers, that we may or have seen.
Then review how history shows that the global population, doubles every 30 years or so, there are now approximately 6+ Billion people on this planet.
The actions taken by china would mean in 20 years 7.5 to 8 Billion people will populate earth that is if China keeps its small family policy. 50 years will see us going into over load, 12 billion plus, then if China changes its policy Overload will occur within 30 years.
Soon most of the world leaders will be going to Copenhagen climate change summit to talk about pollution and solutions.
All I want is to breathe fresh air, that species are not threatened by extinction that also includes us. We need to clean up our act even if the scientist has got it and even if I have got it wrong.
Lets not put our head in the sand, we never understand nature fully but we do know pollution exists and it make sense to me that all precautions need to be made to stop the worst scenario happening.
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Negros Oriental, Philippines