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TJ Wrote: The one that very much surprised me was Top Soil. That would be devastating to the ability to produce food. 60 years (said to be) left. Most of us will be long gone but not the next generation, children - grand children and their loved ones.
Thanks for sharing this. It was quite interesting, and really sad, reading through all these.
The top soil one also scares me the most. If the thought of running out of food doesn't spring us into action, I just don't know what will. The coral reefs disappearing are also terrifying to think about. Losing over half of the worlds edible fish would be a catastrophe unlike humans have ever witnessed. Billions of people across this world almost rely solely on fish as their main source of food. The loss of that will bring about a chain reaction no nation is prepared to handle.
This is what happens when we have a large chunk of the population that only thinks about the here and now. Almost all of these can be directly linked to climate change and our inability to get out of this way of thinking that the only thing we can do is pillage our earth in search for energy sources and other things we are dependent on in modern society. Instead of investing heavily in new technologies to not be dependent on our earths finite resources, we stick our heads in the sand and charge full steam ahead. It's really quite sad.
I can't tell you how many people I've talked to that are my fathers age who, even if they are willing to admit that climate change is real, still have the opinion that it just isn't a priority to them because they will be dead before it does anything to them personally. That is a horrendous way to look at things, but unfortunately that is the modern day Republican party in a nutshell. Put blinders over our eyes, keep acting like it's not real, and then bank on dying before everything goes awry. What a way to run a government...