posted on Sep, 2 2014 @ 05:34 AM
a reply to: CaptNemo2012
Here is a suggestion. Stop thinking about your nation, and think about the planetary population as a whole, measures which can be applied globally to
improve the lot of all peoples on the Earth. Half the trouble with this human race fiasco, is that people only want to fix their nation, or THEIR
climate. What we need to accept and to work into everything that we do as a species going forward, is that only by concerted, and co-ordinated efforts
on the part of all nations, and all people, can anything be done to answer the questions that modern life is asking of our species.
No one nation can solve global warming, or even prepare for it because it will take access to all the greatest minds in the world to mitigate the
climate change issue. It will take engineers and architects to build homes which cannot be damaged by floods, or swept up by tornados. It will take
chemists and physicists to come up with methods of producing energy and fuels which will be less impactful to the climate, and it will need the minds
of all the world, not just the US. It will take biologists and medical doctors to figure out how we might be able to adapt to a changing atmosphere
rather than choking on it, and oceanic scientists to come up with ways to safeguard what remains of the oceans bounty, against huge loss of fish and
sea life stock. It will take astrophysicists, rocket scientists, and countless other avionics and aeronautics experts, to come up with methods of
reaching other worlds and colonising them (which I believe will be vital for the long term survival of the species), and all of the aforementioned
things, will take the concerted effort of the ENTIRE intellectual resource of this planet, working together, not as separate groups, working out of
separate pots of money, or for individual governments.
The problems affecting one nation might be serious, but they are as nothing beside the fact that the future of our species is being left to the winds
of fate, purely because the leaders of nations are petty, and intellectually stunted in such a way as to think their diplomacy and ego is more
important than dealing with the reality before us.