Action: why we MUST tackle global warming, NOW!

This is a quick post on the greatest issue facing our generation.

I think it is, and has been from the outset, obvious to blind Freddy that the only sensible way to look at global warming is from a risk management perspective.
That is: if global warming is real and caused by humans and we don’t do anything about it, then the potential impact is not only to wipe out the economy but whole countries (e.g. Holland, Bangladesh, and other low lying countries vulnerable to rises in sea level) whole cities (such as Venice) or parts of major cities (large swathes of London, New York, Sydney, etc), and in the worst case potentially wipe out human life on earth. 
The alternative is that global warming is not real and we do do something about it. This cost dollars and causes some economic transition pain and irks some vested interests, but also leads to the development of clean and ultimately cheaper and renewable energy sources.
The massively greater risk is of course not some economic dislocation but the possibility of wiping out not only economies but entire cities, countries, and potentially all life on earth.
The only sensible thing to do is to do something about global warming now, no matter the economic cost, because we don’t know exactly what will happen and the impact of global warming being real and substantial is staggering.
So, I am pleased that someone pointed out to me last night that someone has articulated this common sense in a YouTube video and forthcoming book available on Amazon.com:
I urge each and every person reading this post to watch the video (the good stuff starts 1:30 in to it) which summarises some plain common sense, and talk to their local politician (wherever you are in the world) to take serious action on global climate change now – regardless of the economic pain – since none of us can afford the risk that in the foreseeable future there will be no economy.
3 Responses to Action: why we MUST tackle global warming, NOW!
  1. Anonymous
    May 12, 2009 | 3:22 PM

    I am puzzled that the 2 biggest changes that we could make to reduce global warming are never raised. These being controlling the human plague with a global one child policy and avoiding eating meat.

  2. Victor Meldrew
    May 13, 2009 | 11:19 AM

    The obvious thing to do is eat the meateaters.

  3. < NIKOMAN >
    June 16, 2009 | 9:54 PM

    Hi,

    It´s an interesting point of view… Simple and clear… and probably you are right…

    thanks…

Action: why we MUST tackle global warming, NOW!

This is a quick post on the greatest issue facing our generation.

I think it is, and has been from the outset, obvious to blind Freddy that the only sensible way to look at global warming is from a risk management perspective.
That is: if global warming is real and caused by humans and we don’t do anything about it, then the potential impact is not only to wipe out the economy but whole countries (e.g. Holland, Bangladesh, and other low lying countries vulnerable to rises in sea level) whole cities (such as Venice) or parts of major cities (large swathes of London, New York, Sydney, etc), and in the worst case potentially wipe out human life on earth. 
The alternative is that global warming is not real and we do do something about it. This cost dollars and causes some economic transition pain and irks some vested interests, but also leads to the development of clean and ultimately cheaper and renewable energy sources.
The massively greater risk is of course not some economic dislocation but the possibility of wiping out not only economies but entire cities, countries, and potentially all life on earth.
The only sensible thing to do is to do something about global warming now, no matter the economic cost, because we don’t know exactly what will happen and the impact of global warming being real and substantial is staggering.
So, I am pleased that someone pointed out to me last night that someone has articulated this common sense in a YouTube video and forthcoming book available on Amazon.com:
I urge each and every person reading this post to watch the video (the good stuff starts 1:30 in to it) which summarises some plain common sense, and talk to their local politician (wherever you are in the world) to take serious action on global climate change now – regardless of the economic pain – since none of us can afford the risk that in the foreseeable future there will be no economy.
3 Responses to Action: why we MUST tackle global warming, NOW!
  1. Anonymous
    May 12, 2009 | 3:22 PM

    I am puzzled that the 2 biggest changes that we could make to reduce global warming are never raised. These being controlling the human plague with a global one child policy and avoiding eating meat.

  2. Victor Meldrew
    May 13, 2009 | 11:19 AM

    The obvious thing to do is eat the meateaters.

  3. < NIKOMAN >
    June 16, 2009 | 9:54 PM

    Hi,

    It´s an interesting point of view… Simple and clear… and probably you are right…

    thanks…