These trees have died due to climate change
A very few of the dead trees in the Len Howard Conservation Park near my home. I have discussed the causes of the tree deaths on another page on this site.
The first hurdle would be convincing most people that reducing human populations is necessary. I've written more on this subject on another page on this site.
Perhaps the reason for this is the same as why so few people care enough to contribute to the community in which they live; for example only 3% of Australians donate blood. Very few are willing to help maintain the beauty of their community by doing things like picking up rubbish or pulling out weeds adjacent to roads or in public parks.
I have written a piece on the psychology of climate change on another page on this site.
The fact that book shop managers place philosophy in with this non-evidence-based material is bad enough, but the small proportion devoted to philosophy is an indication of the poor critical thinking interests and abilities of the general public.
Many people in the modern world, in which science has shown us so much, still believe much that is entirely lacking in evidentiary support.
John Lindsey II is getting close to the truth in the sign board on the right.
It could equally well be said that faith – the holding of beliefs without supporting evidence, or even contrary to the evidence – is the greatest enemy of reason.
The reality is that all of us must play our part in saving the planetIn 2022 it is abundantly clear that we cannot rely on our governments to make laws that will protect our shared environment. In any case, we, as individuals, should not leave it up to our governments.
If there is to be any hope for the future of the planet we must all play our part. We must change our life-styles to minimise our impact on the planet - "Walk softly on the Earth". We must not hide our heads in the sands of religion and superstition.
Ms White apparently gives credence to the Gaia concept; that there is some force in the biosphere that keeps the Earth in a state that is optimal for life. This is a point on which I have to disagree with her.
Life is ruled by it genes, and as Richard Dawkins very convincingly pointed out, genes are selfish. Plainly genes are not intelligent, they can't plan. They cannot understand that it might be best for all life, including whatever life form that a particular gene might be in, to co-operate. A gene will 'try' to look after it's own short term welfare whether that is good for all life or not (just as so many humans do, to the detriment of the planet). Therefor it seems to me that Ms White is out of touch with reality in that particular belief - as are all those who accept the Gaia hypothesis.
Related pages on external sites...Reality, in Wikipedia: "Reality is the sum or aggregate of all that is real or existent within a system, as opposed to that which is only imaginary."
Related pages on this site...Selfishness or altruism?
Overpopulation of our shared planet
Contribution to our shared society
The concept of an immortal soul is logically unsupportable
Divining for water and minerals is nonsensical
The problem and prevalence of ignorance