Are our problems too big to solve?

Posted by Trish Riley, December 17, 2009

It is frustrating and infuriating that the world can’t come together to face these problems; that instead of progress, profit-making polluters continue to influence legislation with lobbyists to deny problems and delay solutions. Thanks, Ed, for sending this straightforward assesment of the state put world concerns:

“… EU fisheries ministers agreed a deal that pleased our Government and our fishermen. However, it does little to arrest the progressive annihilation of a common resource that, like our atmosphere, is owned by no one – and so exploited by all.

The world faces a dangerous convergence of environmental and resource crises, not all directly climate related. All, however, are increasingly difficult to resolve in a rapidly warming world. Taken together, they are not amenable to a business-as-usual political response. Here, in no particular order, are six: …..”