This photo was taken this morning from South Mountain on my way to taking my son into the valley for school. Yes, I left him there for his education because I had to–today.
Who is it that’s always touting, “Not in my backyard?” Have you ever noticed that when our backyards become too congested, we move to a bigger backyard? Is that what’s happening concerning pollution? If it is–NEWS FLASH: The Earth is round and there’s an atmosphere (necessary to contain oxygen) filling up with thickness that in turn fills us up, whether or not we participate in attempting to keep it clean!
Over the course of the past six months many shows have been on Netflix, and I’m not talking about the comedies or even the #1 movie on the charts, on the subject of pollution. How many have we actually taken the time to watch? You see, there is no excuse you can hold up if the information has been in front of your nose the whole time and you were too busy watching some gangbuster kill someone over a deal gone bad! Plug your nose and close your mouth to decide which programming is more beneficial.
So, Al Gore did a movie on global warming, which is a symptom of pollution. If unfamiliar with this concept, you can watch it here– to become familiar. And since China is the largest country, it’s been so much easier to push the blame off onto them. But let’s get real, when you point your finger, not even blanks are omitted! There’s no affect at all! China is the #1 producer of the world’s goods in many genres, but now they’re cutting back. And their children are literally dying–The pollution to help their country excel kills their children.
The point needed to be considered is the time it takes to ensure our city’s well-being is so much less significant than to try to undo it when it’s done. As our fingers point at each other with one hand, our noses are pinched shut with the other. Our children are destined to begin dying within 50 years unless a solution is found. When should we stop relying on science to undo what we do, and take responsibility to change our own habits?