Global warming is in the news, and it’s in our every day lives. Right now, it’s the middle of January and we are expecting 55F this weekend, in an area of the US that should be seeing freezing temperatures. Is this global warming and what is the answer?
The real names of global warming are waste and greed. ~~ Wendell Berry
I sat and read this over a couple of times, I tried to think of another answer. It is possible that this is just another phase the earth is going through, but I believe even if that is true, our actions are speeding things up. Are those actions the result of simply greed and waste?
Whether you want to talk about global warming or pollution (of water, air, land) I kept coming back to Mr. Berry’s opinion that it’s cause is waste and greed.
I still remember when I was young a commercial on television of a Native American standing by a waterway with tears rolling down his cheek as he stood looking at the pollution.
80% of our products are made to be used only once. ~~ The Hidden Life of Garbage
I can find no better answer, so the question is, “can we make better choices and break the cycle of greed and waste”?