Writing of an emergency that just few people recognize.
If your house is on fire, you don’t comfort yourself with the thought that houses have been catching fire for thousands of years. You don’t sit idly back and think, “Oh well, that is the way of nature.” You get going, immediately. And you don’t spring into action because of an idealistic notion that houses deserve to be saved. You do it because if you don’t, you won’t have a place to live. ― Bill Nye
At the moment, it looks to me like the most concerned about Climate Change are the deniers, who spend their days on the social media madly discrediting facts, extreme weather events and the scientific Researches on them that prove the urgency of this issue.
Men argue. Nature acts.― Voltaire
I don’t understand why there are so few articles on the matter also here on Medium.
We’re living fully unaware that our survival is at risk and that most of the geopolitical challenges our Countries are facing in these months are bond with Climate Change. Probably, we’re so stuck in our daily problems, that we don’t realize as it already is affecting our lives.
The migrant crisis is the most palpable effect.
Indeed the correlation between an exceptional drought and the explosion of war has been previously established on March 2015 by the PNAS concerning Syria’s conflict. As a matter of fact the most vulnerable victims of Climate Change effects are the farmers, who’re dependent on the yield of their crops and when these latter are damaged or lost because of any unexpected, extreme weather condition, they’ve no other source of income and are forced to move away from the countryside toward the urban centers. It sounds like nothing of dangerous, but when it happens in a politically unstable Country, it results in a dramatic aggravation of the preexisting tension.
Actually, it’s akin to the hatred against the migrants that is spreading in our Countries, where not trusting anymore in the establishment and still overwhelmed by the economic crisis, we vent our anger on scapegoats weaker than us. Our fear of the future takes their features.
And nevertheless, only few people talk about it. Why?
Thanks for your time!