We ignore nature at our peril

I am not going to talk about things like gender balance and possibility, not even the Hollywood “thing” because sometimes, just once in a while, a film comes out that really makes you think and it will detract from my message. I am talking about “The Day after Tomorrow“. Forget even that it is a yank film

I emplore you to watch this film, as it will educate you and scare you in equal measure.

We all know that modern industry has ruined our planet; plastics and the rest but most importantly pollution, from factories and vehicles.

The human race is now very good at saying that “it will not happen to us” or that “it will happen in hundreds of years’ time” and, to put it succinctly, are very good at putting their heads in the sand.

We don’t know if global warming is actually happening because most of the evidence comes out from all of the governments but we all know that the glaciers and ice sheets are melting. So, we can conclude that global warning is a fact.

So, what do we do?

Well, sadly, there is nothing that we can really do. Our air is now so toxic that global warming is an inevitability. Bringing in electric cars will not solve the issue. Yes, it will significantly reduce the pollution in cities but will just move the problem elsewhere, as one still needs power stations to provide the electricity. Electric cars are a solution but a very short sighted one.

The trouble is that renewable power production is expensive but maybe this is a burden that we all have to share, provided that the electricity companies do not use it as an excuse to bump up prices more than they have to but that, I am afraid, is also inevitable.

What we are really talking about is the cost of electricity against losing most of our planet and either burning to death or freezing with a new ice age. We are comparing the part loss of mankind against profit and what do you think will happen?

Well, we all know how greedy governments and companies are and so they will go for the profit, not worrying about what will happen to the ordinary person in the street and will be so blinkered that they cannot see what they are doing to our planet.

Just about every bit of harm that we have done to this planet can be boiled down to money. Take plastics.

Plastics are easier and cheaper to produce than say glass bottles, which can be 100% recycled. So, every product, or just about every one, has plastic round it; water, food, vegetables, which should be sold in paper bags that are again 100% recyclable.

It just boils down to greed and we will be able to thank the greed of the few, who will destroy the lives of many 

Greed, ignorance and selfishness will end up destroying the beautiful thing known as Mankind

If you are open minded and brave enough, yes brave, to watch the film, discard all of the drama and just concentrate on what will happen, not could happen.

Pass the word and maybe, just maybe, we will all survive to old age.

Why do you think I want to get off this rock? One of the main reasons is to have easy access to ferries and planes to go to southern Europe or beyond.

But, before I escape the British Isles, I will come and find my daughter, to take her with me, even if it puts my own life in jeopardy.

That is one of the reasons that I keep my truck,my 15 year old Amazon Land Cruiser, as it can go just about anywhere. One of the other reasons is that is my and Verity’s truck.

Published by David Hender (copyright owner- all rights reserved)

If you want to know me, you first need to understand where I have been and where I am going

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