Climate change real, and will not solve itself

It cannot be that we only pass on today’s problems to the next generation for the sake of prosperity.

Climate change real, and will not solve itself

Re: Climate-change deniers need to take a closer look at evidence

I participated in the demonstrations myself. I can only emphasize the words of Robert Barron in his column. We can be proud of the young people who have so much enthusiasm for action against climate change. The problem of climate change is real and will not solve itself, as unfortunately many deniers still believe.

We should remember that there is a generation contract, perhaps unwritten, but existing for every responsible person. It cannot be that we only pass on today’s problems to the next generation for the sake of prosperity.

Enough of the words. It’s time to act instead of entertaining our problems. It is our duty to maintain a healthy environment and pass it on to future generations. This should be a matter of course.

Future generations would not forgive us if we continue on with our way of life at their expense and they would be right. We need to change our behaviour and apply available alternative technology to reduce emissions. Behaviour change will take efforts, but is possible and offers new opportunities for everybody. The argument of high costs for applying alternative technology is short sighted. Doing nothing will be much more expensive in the long run.

Certainly, it is difficult to accept a change, but it is necessary and it offers new opportunities. Stop looking for problems, look for solutions.

The next generations can expect that they have a future and inherit a healthy environment as the older generations expect to receive a pension. Everybody should think for themselves on how to reduce emissions in daily life. Your kids and grandkids will be thankful.

What would the climate change deniers say, if the next generation cuts pensions as a reaction on ignorance and in order to pay for damages?

Caring about the future also means caring about your kids and grandkids.

Helmut Blanken

Duncan

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