do we live in a society with goverment were it's catastrophe first. Rather than paying attention to scientists and scholars, it takes a tragedy to make something change and happen. The prime example of this is the Hurricane in New Orleans and neglect of sufficient barriers. Although rather than focusing on a particular event or criticising a particular government it is something which is inherent throughout the world.
Does anyone think one day the catastrophe is going to be so big, that the damage done is irreversible? especially in this great technological age. Does anyone feel like something has got to change? That Goverments have got to change and actually have policies for the good of human society and that look into the long run,(rather than focus on short term vote grabbing policies), pay attention to analysts and scientists (who lets face are most often right). Is it just human indifference, were we don't care about something or expect goverments to do anything about it till we see the catastrophe or as the catostrophe is becoming more probable?
I mean there is something going on with the seas at the moment which is pretty much destroying the natural eco system, and no one seems to care about it. More fish are being caught than can be replenished.
Jesus its not even good for big business in the long run, oh yer great profits in the short run, profits will be good and no one cares. But give it a number of years and the way they fish means that fish stock will be greatly reduced, fish will be caught before they reach sexual maturity, and there wont be as many to sell, catch etc. Great loss of jobs, public outcry.
Goverments will say, 'we have marine protection areas, we are doing all we can to help have sustainable fish populations'. Well yes, but the percentage is hopelessly inadequate, less than 0.01% of the Ocean is marine protected. The figure needs to be at least %20.
anyway, everyone should read 'The meaning of the 21st Century' - James Martin.
Lets start a revolution :)