As the nations of the world meet at the Copenhagen Climate Summit, we should all realize the importance of stemming human activity’s contribution to not only climate change, but almost more profoundly the pollution and despoiling of our mother earth. Whatever is causing climate change is irrelevant on some level, in my mind, it’s the fact that human activitiy is a sore on this earth. Anyone who lives or has spent time in an overcrowded city in Asia, Africa, Latin America or even on bad days in the US, cannot avoid noticing how we have ruined our air, water and increasingly our general habitation. Climate change should not be politicized or made a business issue. It’s about how we live on this planet and how we treat ourselves, our environment and what kind of world we want to live in and leave for our future generations.
Please take the time to use these links, as each is more educational than the next.
- The United Nations Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009 Official Website
- The Coal War, a brilliant project by Chad Stevens on mountain top coal removal.
- Consequences by NOOR, a collaborative endeavor for climate change awareness, featuring some of today’s best photographers
- Appalachia: A Land and People Under Threat Antrim Caskey’s project documenting the offences taking place in our own back yard