By The Prophet of Life
With the stock market in China stumbling and falling, North and South Korea facing off, Russia taking over part of The Ukraine, ISIS making inroads into Iraq, Syria and Lebanon and the effects of global warming beginning a long cycle of destruction to the weather patterns humanity has known for thousands of years, some will ask, Is this the end of the world?
The Chinese stock market is tumbling but will likely bounce back in time. It is unlikely that North and South Korea will engage in an all out war, drawing the rest of the world into a global nuclear World War 3. Russia might end up keeping Eastern Ukraine but will likely not go beyond it because an open seaport is what they need and those are in Eastern Ukraine. ISIS may be making inroads here and there but the die is cast and ISIS days are numbered.
Global warming, that is another matter all together. It has taken humanity thousands of years to reach this pinnacle of environmental global endangerment. Humanity has depleted forests, wiped out entire species of flora and fauna and polluted the air, water and soil for centuries. These activities have intensified over the last century, thus the intensification of warning sings but it took a long time for humanity to get into this mess, it will take a long time for humanity to get out of it. Problems between nations and stock markets, they are easier to fix because they are problems between people but the effects of global warming are problems with mother earth and will be much more difficult to solve.
The effects of global warming are not coming. They are here. Ill tempered weather will kill off the largest amount of people. Skin cancer due to depleted ozone will kill the next largest number. This will be followed by deaths from asphyxiation due to air pollution.
It’s time to stop watching the sideshows and watch the main event. It’s time to stop denying global warming and start doing something about it. It will take governments working cooperatively to insure that pollution, deforestation and ozone depletion are reduced. It will take every human on this planet contributing by changing their habits into recycling, reusing, repurposing and conserving. It will take scientists and inventors concentrating on creating things that withstand horrible weather, offset the adverse effects of pollution and global warming.
What we are experiencing is not the end of the world, it is a challenge. This is a challenge humanity must tackle over the long term but it is a challenge we are up to and a challenge we must rise to or face segmental extinction. I chose to create the term segmented extinction purposely. No matter what happens, some segments of humanity will survive. No matter what we do, some of us will not survive. If we start acting now, however and sustain those actions over the long run, most of us and our future offspring will survive intact.
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