Saturday, August 15, 2015

How Can Climate Change Impact Your Personal Life?

Earth from Space with Stars

Photo courtesy of DonkeyHotey Flickr Page:

The old button from the Environmental Club days which I just happened to find on Earth Day! It is a little beat up (particularly the ends of the ribbon), but no worse for the wear, I think. And it is one of the few items that I have left from those days, so it carries a lot of great memories for me! Nothing Changes Until You Do!

Here is a picture of a very similar logo, with the same message, that was on the t-shirt that I purchased from the BCC Environmental Club and, if memory serves me correctly, may even have helped to make. There were a few projects like that which club members, myself included, were regularly involved with. It has been so long, however, that I no longer recall specifically if I actually helped to make these or not, although I do believe so, since I remember seeing the process of the t-shirts being dyed. In any case, I loved this t-shirt, and have kept it ever since, even if I do not regularly wear it. Since it was part of my experience with the BCC Environmental Club days, as well as more generally having an environmental theme, it seemed appropriate to share it here. 

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's gred."

~Mahatma Gandhi

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
~John F. Kennedy  

Many people deny that climate change is real, and many people also do not seem to see the danger, thinking apparently that it would not be all that big of a deal for global temperatures to rise a degree or two over the next century.

I remember Russian president Vladimir Putin suggesting that global warming might not be such a bad thing for his country and that, in fact, it might be a positive.

But this is a short-sighted and rather narrow view regarding the disaster that global warming could bring to the world.

Yet, Putin is not alone in not understanding the full implications of how climate change could impact everyday people on an everyday basis.

So, a list illustrating some of the ways seemed appropriate.

Also, I thought that there were other things that probably were not on the list, but which also might factor in when climate change warms the planet. Some of those extra things could include more insects, more energy use resulting in higher bills (because air conditioners will be in use more frequently, unless, hopefully, they find a way to make these significantly more efficient). Also, the mass migrations out of cities and areas that have flooded could cause huge economic instability factors that would affect us all.

Yes, it is a serious threat, one that should not be denied nearly as much, and one that we should be uniformly combating and preparing for.

Here is the link to the list of everyday ways your life will be changed by climate change:

6 Ways Climate Change Will Drastically Change Your Everyday Life

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