JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: FORGET THE GIMMICKS ON EARTH DAY? INDEED ALL OF THEM – THERE REALLY IS ONLY ONE GREEN PROBLEM   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY ANDREW MIALL IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Forget gimmicks indeed. Earth Hour. Earth Day. Sustainable this or that.

But you can also forget focusing on energy as Andrew Miall advocates.

There is only one genuine Green Problem, all the others, and especially energy, being nothing but symptoms.

Human population growth is threatening its own environment.

But the United States Congress still won’t even support aid measures which go against right-wing religious beliefs.

The crazy old Pope keeps preaching nonsense about which he knows nothing.

And off we are on a trajectory of doubling our already groaning population in a matter of decades.

Halve the world’s population, and we could have a good life on earth for all.

It truly is that simple, but also that hard.

Our prejudices and superstitions and that little reptilian piece in our brain condemns us to not deal with the most obvious of problems.

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