RT @energyalternati: “As climate change is happening, we know that the frequency of these disasters will increase as well as the scope.” Barbara Helfferich #fb
As you can no doubt tell, I found the above quote on Twitter and thought it was worth reposting to my WordPress Blog (one of those neat things you can do on Hootsuite – I like things like that, sad as I am!!)
A little pessimistic, don’t you think? Well, after having read the book ‘Climate Wars’ by Gwynne Dyer I am inclined to agree. The sad thing is that when the effects of Climate Change do start to kick in it’ll be probably be too late to do anything about it. That means a lot of suffering and devastation, especially for people in the Third World who will probably bear the brunt of it (I’m thinking especially of low-lying countries such as Bangladesh.) How ironic, its the West who have reaped most of the wealth benefits of fossil fuel production, whilst the rest of the world struggles to catch up. Yet it could be them paying the greater price, not us (although the effect on richer countries could be pretty devastating in itself.)
So, as disasters become more frequent maybe humanity will start to wake up? Or will it be more of the ‘Ostrich Effect’, as per the Climate Change Sceptics? If the theory is correct, then the future could be a bit dismal. Maybe it won’t be if we start taking action now.
Until the next time…