Whales are safe in southern Oceans, due to the World court’s decision this past week. Japan are considering what they will do from this point on. You can bet that they do not mean to stop slaughtering Whales, and that while they may abide by the court’s decision for now, I will be surprised if they don’t find a loophole.
Meanwhile. While the court’s decision has meant that Whales in the Southern Oceans are safe from hunters. They are not safe from human intervention in their environment. The Oceans are becoming increasingly acidic and we Human’s are continuing to take their food away from them to use as fertiliser and pain medications. We are also increasingly leaving our waste in their environment.
Also this week the IPCC or Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has released their very large report to the waiting World. Only one of the 70 authors has asked for his name to be removed from the final document. Not because he disagrees that Climate change is real and potentially very damaging, but because he feels that we humans will adapt quickly to our changing World.
It is interesting to note that this one person feels that we can and will adapt in very positive ways. To our future World where their will be wars over fresh water, less food production, therefore extreme poverty and starvation for the very poor. Where Island nations will disappear under the rising Oceans and coastal communities will be forced to move.
Economically Climate Change will impact everyone of us sharing this beautiful wondrous Planet. All we need to do is look at the cost’s of natural disasters occurring Worldwide right now. Earthquakes, volcano eruptions, fires, floods, sinkholes, crop failures etc. Everywhere you look money is being spent on remedial work in disaster areas. Where do we expect this money to come from? Do you expect big business to pay? Well I doubt it. So as usual it will come down to the worker paying his or her increased tax bill.
Increases in tax burdens will impact on family survival, and not for the better. The very poor can’t pay, because they have nothing anyway. They will just starve. Can we change all this as that one author has suggested? I believe that we can! BUT I doubt that we will in time. Why would I say that? You only have to look at every meeting so far that has required action from pour World Leaders. The only thing ever agreed on is do NOTHING.
Can we reverse the Changes that are already impacting on our everyday lives as some Scientist would have us believe. I for one don’t know, but what I do know is that financially for us ALL it would be much easier to accept that change is occurring in our Climate and make the changes NOW, to stop making things worse.
To do this, We would have to change our entire Global system of government, We would have to change our entire way of life. We would need to agree and work together for the best interests of everyone, Worldwide, We would need to change our view of country allegiance to a World allegiance. We would need to stop manufacturing weapons of war. We would need to stop Greed. We would need to stop jealousy. And so much more!
What will be interesting as we continue our lives is seeing how exactly we do cope with All of the changes that are going to be forced in our lives do to the mess that we humans have created for ourselves.