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I wanted to do an essay on climate change but I couldn't get into it. It seems that is not as important to me as I thought it would be especially finding out that the Kyoto Protocol had failed and been basically thrown out.

There were reasons of course but it still saddens me that our industrialized countries can't see what has happened, is happening to the world. Instead, the major powers including Canada ignore what is happening mainly because of the impact on their bottom line.

The Professor will most likely chime in with some fact but this is what I see from what I've read.

CO2 is not really something we can change since it is what we breathe out but there are things we can do. The main one, of course, is to make the world greener it won't fix the hole but it will mean that humankind will survive a bit longer. Not that I think humankind should be allowed to multiply and further the damage but it may give us a bit more time to fix the other issues.

Certain other chemicals, on the other hand, continue to add to the holes in our ozone layer and continue to cause disruptions in our weather. But there is not much we can do without the government moving in and forcing manufacturers to follow certain rules that will help with this.

As individuals replacing our cars with low emission ones and refusing to use aerosols may help a little. It won't fix things but it may slow them down.

And finally big business and goverment need to focus on something other than their bottom line. How we can get them to do that I don't know but a way must be found or very soon mankind will be as extinct as the polar bears.


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  1. Actually when mankind tries hard enough Mother Nature pitches in. The ozone hole over Antarctica was caused by CFCs release into the air. We put a ban on them decades ago and now the hole is almost completely closed, much faster than we thought it could happen.

    The trick is to make everyone realize that making money is pointless if we do not have a habitable world to live on.

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