by Handsome Matt

Just caught an interesting show last night on National Geographic.

The premise is that 200 years into the future, scientists are investigating the remnants of 21st century.

Apparently an epochal collapse had taken place.

While it was a fair amount of gloom and doom, there was a consistent reminder that it doesn’t have to end that way.

The closing line was “the train is already moving, we can make decisions now.”

What we all decide to do collectively makes a difference.

The US dropped out of the Kyoto Treaty because, in principle, it was believed that if other countries weren’t participating then what was the point of the US participating?

That is entirely the wrong attitude. The US should be leading the way in climate change.

We should at least attempt to do the right thing.