I’m now convinced of what needs to happen to avoid a terrible future. Read on for my summary and why I think that future is almost assured, because you’re all idiots.
First up, climate change is happening and we are the cause (this time – yes, it has changed naturally in the past).
If we don’t sort it out fast, we’ll be living in a world with far fewer species and where our food supplies are diminishing, at the point in history when the world’s population is at its peak. The hungry may just lay down and die. They may not.
Something really should be done about it, or our idyllic, carefree lives will be ripped asunder, and our green and pleasant land will be no more.
Even if policies were such that we were to start a real decarbonisation now, it would take too long.
1-5% of the global population account for 40-60% of emissions. The only way emissions can come down quickly enough is if that 1-5% change their habits drastically now. The 1-5% are you and me.
But we are all addicted to carbon. To kick our addiction, we will have to go through the emotional barrier of accepting that we have a problem and we do need to change.
So do you think the state should intervene and force you to change? Or would that be an example of the nanny state – you should be trusted to do the right thing. Or at least you should be trusted but only if you have a little chivvying along.
I don’t think you will, because I think you are all a bunch of muppets. Prove me wrong.
I’ve found that my life is better after reducing my carbon emissions, so I’ll continue describing how I am doing. It’s up to you to try to do the same. Get help from your local Transition Town. Let me know how you get along.