Friday, 19 October 2018

A Call to Action

I am Noscere, I have been here since before time, watching, its what I do, I watch. I witnessed the birth of the Earth and marvelled at how it grew, I watched as evolution took hold and life first crawled from the swamps, watched it transform and change.

I was there at the creation of fire and the fall of Rome. I roamed the European dead mans land in the early 20th century and I shed a tear as I watched at the ease that man could kill another man without giving a second thought.

I watched as humans became more and more reliant on technology to do its bidding, smiling at the advent of moving pictures, created for entertainment and the dissemination of news and views
In the year 1999 I watched as Agent Smith from a moving picture named The Matrix said, and I quote
" I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realise that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet."

I watched The Guardian Newspaper published an article in 2017 saying that there are 100 companies who are responsible for 71% of the world's Global warning. 100 companies.

I watched again near the end of 2018 as the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) research released a report saying that we as a species have less than 12 years to limit climate change change the way we live, eat less meat and lower our carbon footprint or our planet is going to change, severe weather conditions will be the new norm..

"until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area".

A few have taken the UN report as a call to action and are looking into what they as an individual can do to lower their carbon footprint, while others continue as normal, as if nothing is going to happen yet, to them, and anyway, 12 years is, well its 12 years away, we have plenty of time..

Except you dont, the longer you leave it the harder it will be to fix. The UN report states that we the maximum global temperature can not rise by more than 1.5 C beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. [Source]

I put it to you that Agent Smith is right, the human race is a virus, not listening to the warnings, laughing and mocking those who prepare for a possible apocalypse when the apocalypse is already happening, not as a life changing explosion or sudden grid down situation, but slowly, there is no Alien invasion, no zombie infestation and no patient zero.

We, as we stand today are all patient zero, those of you who do not heed the warnings are patient zero we have been since the start of the industrial revolution.

"You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed"

I like it here and I dont want to be standing on top of a hill watching the world burn.. Im pretty sure that you dont either.