Browsing Cunningham Memorial Library by Author "Curry, Laurie-Ann"
Common BondsCurry, Laurie-AnnA January 2009 Pew poll shows that from January 2008 to January 2009 there was a decline of our belief in, and concern about, climate change, global warming and their implications. This paper looks at climate change, global warming, environmental degradation and over-population as factors that are inseparable due to the feedback loop that is generated by the common bonds they have and that a change in the balance of one can, and often does, escalate the others in a non-linear fashion. These issues have become so politicized that it is nearly impossible for the science on these four problems to speak for itself with the public. Many of the debates that surround climate change and global warming overlook the glaring reality that there are millions of years of “proof” that climate change has, is and will continue to occur as long as our planet and its sun exist. The arguments disallowing climate change, global warming, environmental degradation and the refugees they are and will continue to engender allows us to shroud the even darker and equally dangerous issue of an over-populated planet that cannot possibly sustain its current population, let alone future growth of that population, with the same robe of disbelief.