Climate Change Summit Paris 2015
Here lay the paradox of anthropogenic man.
We are supposed to be intelligent but in reality we are dumb both and blind, doing our best to eradicate ourselves whilst riding a wave of egocentric, hedonistic self indulgence.
The Summit will go thus: Ladies and gentlemen we are sat here to debate the rising temperature, Says the chairman. We open a window? Member number suggests. Now just a minute, says member number two, what do I personally stand to lose if the said window is opened and what will this expenditure of effort cost in the long term? Indeed says member number three and how can we be certain of the physics or math? Yes quite says member number four, are we absolutely sure that the window is the cause of our dilemma or is there another cause? What if it is proved that the sun is ultimately the cause? Member number two said. I think an inquiry should be held and the results carefully scrutinised! Member number three said. Yes and then a ballot held to see who is in agreement! Member number one said. Ah! But if it is decided that the window is the cause and the solution to our predicament then which window should be opened? Member number three said. Indeed and how far? Member number one said. And who shall be responsible for this complicated task? Member number five gasps. Yes indeed, are they qualified? Member number two rasps! Finally, after much debate they all duly voted, debated their respective interests and voted again, and were about to vote again but, all sadly expired from heat stroke!
Climate Change denial; In the hedonistic sense, Climate Change denial is a defence mechanism where people in society will lie or cleverly construct excuses as to why they should do nothing to sever themselves from their comfort zones and well being from their way of life, to the detriment of their offspring.
The strange thing about human nature is that it can easily forget and dismiss uncomfortable thoughts, even if those thoughts perturb them. It is one of the strengths of our psyche for our survival and well-being. While disaster after disaster comes and goes, you are in awe for a moment and, when it subsides, you forget, put it aside with comforting excuses and explanations. But there is something in the wind coming. It is in the sky, the sea, and on the land. And it is in the back of your mind.
One day soon, you will not so easily forget or dismiss as the deniers do. One day very soon, even you will have cause to ponder if your government, your scientists, your needful things are telling you the truth. On that day you will realise how vulnerable mankind is to the elements. You will really know the tipping point has passed as quietly as a butterfly flying past. One day you will realise the Earth is in transition and there is nothing you can do about it but pray!