Commit to daily green tasks
LET the games begin – the State election and the environment.
Will the doomsayers and doomslayers emerge from the depths of the abyss once again here in the South West?
If they do rise to the contest, it will most likely be based on scientific facts and evidence and the desire to earn more and consume more.
As the debate wars on, each side will be under immense scrutiny. Who are we to believe?
No longer can the doomsayers motivate action with a scare campaign promising the end of the globe as we know it, at least in the very near future.
The climate sceptics will no longer be able to use isolated scientific data, irrelevant data and make calls on the hip pocket nerve to win.
The whole debate between the extremes will need to be moderated so that the intelligent and astute constituents here in the South West will find the answers they are looking for – answers which meet their demand for real truth or what may be seen as logical truth.
So what is the truth or logical truth?
Truth or scientific truth must be able to withstand criticism and be based on sound scientific and valid rigorous research.
An example of logical truth is that if we continue to use finite resources as if they were infinite, eventually the finite would cease to exist and the need to recycle will become imminent.
It’s based on self-apparent logic. Another logical truth is that as ozone emissions continue to increase, then temperatures will increase.
This is based on the credible, relevant and valid scientific data corroborated amongst many scientists, which has also been accepted by the UN International Panel on Climate Change.
Based on the valid and credible research agreed to by the IPCC, human-induced temperature change, if not restricted, will continue to increase and is likely to have devastating effects on coastal land and small island states.
Finally, if we don’t use renewable energies, environmentally sustained farms and so forth, then there will come a time when what we treat as infinite will become finite.
As far as I am concerned, I think we should begin by doing the easy things first, such as recycling, conserving water, building energy efficient, fuel efficient cars, buy real green products and research new clean technologies and then actually start using them in our daily lives.
I believe we should all commit to what we feel comfortable with and then reassess the situation in light of real science that is relevant and either scientific truth or logically true.
If the situation continues to improve then some of the more demanding changes may not be necessary. Alexander Marsden, Dalyellup