- by Barney Davey
In the case of global climate change, I am certain taking no action is wrong. I can’t find fault with improving gas mileage, saving the rain forest, finding clean alternative fuels, being less wasteful and caring about our planet.
Today is Blog Action Day. Along with 7,000 other bloggers, I have agreed to blog about Global Climate Change, the topic overwhelmingly chosen by participants. While I am inclined to believe it is more likely to be happening than not, I know some very smart people who believe it is a trumped up hoax.
Like many Americans, if not most, you will find me concerned and in the middle on this and most thorny topics. In the case of global climate change, I am certain taking no action is wrong. I can’t find fault with improving gas mileage, saving the rain forest, finding clean alternative fuels, being less wasteful and caring about our planet.
We cannot afford to hope to be lucky with the outcome of global climate change
The thing is with climate change, we do not know the outcome. We are part of an experiment right now, in the test tube, if you will. I don’t like that situation and bet you don’t either. If you have seen the direst predictions, then you know the situation could turn bleak quickly. Those who oppose the notion either don’t believe the current climate change is not happening, or that current changes are a normal part of global function. Many of them think we are on a course of destruction by trying to save ourselves from something that will never happen.
Regardless of where you stand, for, against, or uncertain, this video will help you gain perspective on what the real options are for the argument either way. I found it eye-opening and thank Roy H. Williams, the Wizard of Ads, for exposing it to me along with many other great ideas.
Getting solar power ramped up to the right proportions would be a game changer
Energy consumption is a topic where all nearly agree we are too oil dependent and need to do something. Developing massive solar power energy would improve global climate change and benefit humankind now and for future generations.
Last week, I saw a tweet from Kathy Heasley, a powerhouse brand marketer with Heasley & Partners. The tweet led to The Information is Beautiful site and this article titled, Surface Area Required To Solar Power The World. It is a great example of the power of thinking large to solve big problems. If we could get our leaders to start backing ideas like this instead of the more trivial and parochial ones that hold their attention, we would all be better served by them.