No Planet B

By Michael Smith (Veshengro)

We must save the Earth simply because there is only this Planet for us; there is no Planet B, no Planet to which we can all fly to on huge spaceships.

But it is not only Climate Change, as in the effect of the various greenhouse gases, etc., that we must combat. There is also all the other damage that we have done and are still doping to the Earth. All the pollution of air, water, soil, etc.

We must rectify all of this if we want to have a change of survival on this Home Planet of ours, the only Home Planet that we have got. It is our survival an d that of our children and children's children and of all the natural world depends on whether we are prepared to do anything about this.

The way things are going, however, it would appear that mankind, in general, governments, industry and people per se are not really interested in doing anything on this level.

Developed nations and the majority of business in those countries are intend on trading carbon credits and other carbon trading indulgences in order to be able to continue with the business-as-usual approach, initially on the back of the poor countries, but in reality on the back of the Earth and future generations.

They will destroy the very Planet upon which our lives and that of our children and our children's children depend for short term gain and profit regardless of the consequences.

We can see this in the pursuit of biofuels and other such “commodities” where they will rather be able to produce those than food and rather have billions starving in the end so that the cars and trucks can keep running. Somewhere along the line this business model stinks to high heaven.

There is no Planet B and the way we go the Earth may become uninhabitable in our very lifetime. We must pull in the reigns now and reverse the course. It must be done NOW and not tomorrow or a year or two down the road and this U-turn begins with each and every one of us.

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