Issues: Climate Change

In summary of the issues listed above - while an unnatural level of climate change is the critical issue of our time, it has actually been building for thousands of years. We prepared the current situation with millenia of deforestation and ever-increasing use of the oceans resources. Over the last 100 years, we have been pouring carbon into the atmosphere with our combustion engines, creating a hothouse and a greenhouse effect. On top of the natural cycles of climate, we have been burdening the earth with our unhealthy choices: deforestation, burning of fossil fuels, misuse of water resources, depletion and pollution of the seas, imbalance of domesticated livestock, destruction of wildlife and of course, our population explosion and the speed and intensity of our atmospheric pollution.