Life continues as if nothing on this earth of ours is amiss; the chief concerns being the mundane things of life such as road paving, development, politics, the price of commodities and how many medals are won in the Olympics.
Although reported in the press on an almost daily basis, the perilous state of our earth due to climatic change seems the furthest thing from the minds of most. Unheralded weather shatters countries everywhere on this planet. Blazing heat and drought destroy crops while floods in other areas sweep all life away in an instant.
Dramatic change is evident on all continents with estimates that our own temperature will climb by two and a half degrees and our winter rain fall will double.
Food prices are expected to soar to astronomical heights as the world will be unable to sustain the bludgeoning human population.
Our oceans are expected to rise by over a metre in the not to distant future and our electrical grids across the continent will be unable to sustain the power required.
But the great majority doesn't seem to give a hoot. Life goes on and we wrap our interest in the mundane matters of life, like me; when are they going to do something about the traffic on 44th Avenue? Maybe when the power and crops fail and Richmond is under water? Maybe_
Mike Harvey, Brookswood
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