How to Combat Climate Change Without Even Trying
If you are as sick and tired as I am of being told the Chinese symbol for crisis is the same as the symbol for opportunity you’ve no cause for worry here. That cliché does not appear anywhere here. That’s because I’ve sworn on a stack of bible to avoid clichés like the plague. Even when a cliché states with utter precision what I devoutly wish to communicate, I wouldn’t be caught dead using it.
This happens to be the case just now as I begin my discussion of the threat of climate change. To tell you the truth, I’m sick and tired of discussing the climate threat too, so you’ve no worry on that score either. Here you will not encounter any dreary recitations of facts and statistics about melting ice caps, rising sea levels, drowning polar bears, and so on. Dear God, haven’t we heard enough?
The Old Man and the CO2
Some people think climate change might be the god-awfullest thing humans have ever had to face. I’m one of them. Oh, yes, I know other god-awful things are in the warm-up pen – like rogue nations using nuclear weapons. And, yes, there’s the distinct possibility that terrorist attacks and cyber wars will wreck civilization before climate change even gets the chance. But my vote for the god-awfullest thing still goes to climate change.