If America does not implement some extremely aggressive climate policy within the next decade or so (as part of a concerted worldwide effort), we quite literally risk the destruction of the United States as an organized community.
Not my words, but I’ve written similar words like this many times. And nobody is paying attention. But these words are from this article, published in The Week: Scott Pruitt is a clear and present danger to American national security.
I’ve got a pretty good idea what climate change is going to mean to the world and the immense suffering and hardship this is already causing. It’s not a popular topic, but it should be considering what is at stake.
I will take the above quote a bit further, because it offers too much hope and therefore, dishonesty. We are already at risk; the destruction of the United States as an organized community will occur because we do not have ten more years to solve this problem.
Consider that the Trump Administration wants to insist they are the experts in climate science and that they alone know what is best for Americans (and the world, of course). They will waste at least 4 more years, enacting legislation and efforts that will have severe lasting effects on how America could EVER respond to dangerous climate change. This will put the country up to a decade behind emergency and essential response efforts that should have begun years ago.
Then, if ever – the opportunity to avoid our destruction will be that much harder (significantly) because climate change is accumulative.
The extra heat, emissions, melting ice, permafrost, water vapor, desertification and acidification and all the other points I’ve raised over the years will not be go away once “we finally decided to do something” whenever that may be. If you don’t understand this point, you should. We will have to live with these effects, however bad they get, essentially forever.
In other words – the Trump Administration is committing us (and the world) to a worse and worse future that can’t get better. This is the outcome you are not being told about “our delay” and inactions.
Venezuelans are currently surviving by eating garbage. Because of poor planning in a bad economy. Now they’ve run out of food. And medicine. And toilet paper. Yeah, it’s a real crisis. People are dying. In a modern country.
The only difference here is economic – in a time where food and medicine and toilet paper is still available elsewhere, this country can’t provide for their own citizens. Now consider how climate change doesn’t stop at national borders. It doesn’t restrict itself to certain countries or certain classes of people. It effects the whole economic system. The entire world. All human endeavors. The ability of our production and transportation. It won’t matter if you are rich or poor. It will only matter where you live and how fast and how severe your town begins to suffer. And how prepared you are for all of this.
Climate change is virtually limitless when you consider the contexts. It will be much, much worse then what the world has already experienced. The destruction of the organized communities around the world, whether they be nation states, cities or town, will be absolutely immense. Our ability to grow food and survive, to conduct any kind of activity or business, to engage in trade and transportation is ALL at risk. It will be the greatest unraveling in human history.
People just don’t get it. I don’t think that they want to. They would rather watch the NFL or some celebrities ass. Climate change is the most serious threat humanity will ever face. This is a fact being repeated by scientists, researches, the military, industry and the Pentagon.
And (almost) nobody wants to act. Or take this seriously.
It is truly, truly unbelievable.