Economic thoughts, Envionment

Saving the Planet

Global warning and climate change are real, and our media should be doing far more to create awareness. Governments must with the highest priority show leadership and adopt policies to stave off the pending disaster that will surely occur if we fail to reduce CO2 emissions and curtail environmentally damaging practices.                                                                              Oceans rising over coastal cities, more violent hurricanes and tornadoes, severe drought turning arable land to deserts and a proliferation of extreme wild fires are wake-up calls that should not be ignored.
Why are we spending $billions on exploring outer space and talking of sending a few people to Mars when this planet, home to us all, may become unsustainable for human life? Why are we using human resources and spending billions on environmentally damaging senseless wars?
All that we would save by curtailing these activities should be spent on renewable energy, environmental science,                 geo-engineering and developing new technologies, needed to save the planet.
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Author: Ron Brydges

Born on Vancouver Island and raised as a child in Prince Rupert and as a teenager in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Graduated, not without struggle, from Central Collegiate High School. Got my first post graduate job at a steel and pipe mill in Regina, Returned to B.C. and worked in a fabrication shop, a consulting firm, a northern mine and then went east and lived and worked in Toronto for a machinery manufacturer. Moved to St. Catharines where i worked on contract for GM. Was discharged at 62 and took up writing. Now divorced with two daughters and four grandchildren. There was a life between these lines and some of it will come out in my blogs.