Climate change and what we believe
I was listening to Radion 4 on my way to a meeting earlier when I caught part of a show about climate change. Apparently in the UK the number of people believing that climate change is not man made stands at 38%
Personally I believe that it is a natural phenomenon which has been made oh so much worse by what man has done.
But what ever you believe, doesn’t this all distract us from the real problem of how we are using the earths finite resources? We are using them at an unsustainable rate and certainly unequally, with those of us in the west taking way more than our fair share.
And I suspect we are using the climate change debate as an excuse not to do anything about the resource issue. Because then we might have to give up some of our creature comforts.
Lent starts next week. On my youth worker blog I am going to do weekly posts for lent on the theme “giving up consumerism” (I shall post them here as well). I don’t mean we should all become ascetics, but we do need to live within our means.
And man made climate change aside, lets face it, we are not.
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