We've been watching this situation with a sort of grim determination.
The determination is to know the truth, the somber attitude because we know what the truth implies about the future of our civilization.
There is far more to be concerned about in those two images (above) than anything the Romans faced when the Visigoth
All those projections, about what's going to happen in 2050? Those were based on theories about how we would act to stop Climate change. Well, we just broke the 2007 melt record, and we're still melting.
The theories were too optimistic. There was always a worry about sounding an alarm, losing credibility. Well Climate Change
is only a "theory" in the sense that "The Theory of Gravity
" is a theory. Calling it a theory doesn't invalidate it's effects. If you let go of something, it still falls. Climate change is here, it's real, and it's happening right on top of you no matter what you call it.
The melting of the Arctic Sea Ice
isn't just about sea level rise
. It means record heat, droughts, floods, it means rain when you don't want it and none when you need it. It means winters without snow, and springs that happen too soon. That Sea Ice is part of the engine that drives the world's weather, and losing it means our world must change along with it.
We know the cause, we know how to start fixing it, and we can easily do it. But we have to show enough sense, and enough care for each other to actually step up.
The time to step up is now. We best start steppin, or real soon there won't be anywhere to go.