Why do major political and important people ignore the signs of climate change?Watch
Important people who have the ability to make a change seems to me are doing what they do for greed and money yet they don't realize what impact their activities do to the environment. They have the ability to make a better world but they don't.
What really grinds my gears is the fact the people are going on about artifical intelligence and how they are like ' terminators ' but they forget the real danger that is already happening. There are and will be long term effects to us if we keep going on at this rate.
I hate the fraction of humans who think they are the most important species on the planet. Humans are just animals and like animals we share this planet so it is just disgusting the fact that humans are the cause of possible extinction to the innocent animals that live on this planet.
It's the horrid schizophrenia in some American conservative Christians- citing a figure who preaches about caring for the poor (who are going to suffer the most from AGW), forgiveness, and how wealth does not buy you into heaven, yet Republicans support the death penalty and are seen as more 'capitalist' and individualist than Democrats. (Not to critique capitalism; I'm a capitalist myself).
"well this person isn't doing it so why should I?"
It can't be avoided; tackling climate change costs money.
Politicians won't commit until every other country does so they aren't weakening their economy without anyone else.
Businesses obviously don't want to see themselves taxed in order to fund the 'green sector' and tackling climate change generally means they have to operate at greater costs in order to cut emissions.
The poorest among us aren't aware of the dangers and are, reasonably, more concerned about their welfare. Which is why those who care most about the environment are middle-class and can comfortably put our worries on the environment.
Another issue is the whole 'I-can't-do-anything-as-I-am-just-one person' mindset, on an individual and international level. If there is a proper name for this fallacy, please let me know as this will fester in my brain for some time.
Or they don't want to face the cold, hard fact that their huge SUVs are definitely damagingthe planet.
It's even how the modern version of the idea came about.