You on the environment

Last week Lauren and I set out into the open city to gauge the public's perception on the earth's current enviro-crisis. This is what it had to say.

Q: The Earth's Crisis - How Bad Is It Really?

It was good to see that generally everyone we spoke to had some idea of the situation's severity. To what degree they understand it is the question. As denizens of the western world, it is clear that a sort of 'out of sight, out of mind' effect is happening.

Q: What Is Your Greatest Concern?

One thing I can say for sure is that people love animals. Other than that, specific concerns vary from person to person. Maybe that's the problem. There are so many concerns that it's difficult to get people focused on a particular action.

Q: Will Humanity Survive?

I found this question to be frustrating. The word, 'adaptable', was thrown around quite a bit. Many seem to have this idea that our 'adaptability' will save us from any oncoming catastrophes. That sounds like a huge cop-out, an excuse to remain stagnant.

Q: What Needs to Change?

The Earth's problems are myriad, and so are the possible solutions. I liked what a couple of these folks had to say about the need to change minds. There are things that need to happen on both a personal and governmental level. So now that we know what needs to be done, it's time we moved away from this theoretical discussion phase, and moved into one of serious action. We need to act.


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