A Self Destructing World

I walked into class last week completely unsure of what to expect. I saw bean bag chairs and was immediately taken back to kindergarten, thinking this class would be a light-hearted fun environment. While it is a great environment, we dove right into one of the most controversial topics we possible could; global warming. I’ll admit, I’m one of those people who choose to ignore the effects and consequences simply because I don’t want to give up the things that are part of my everyday life. I’ve chosen to ignore the problem when in reality, I am the problem. The movie The 11th Hour was completely eye opening and heart wrenching (aside from Leo’s guest appearances). The fact that this Earth—our Earth—is suffering so badly without a solid solution is terrifying. If people continue to turn a blind eye to this issue, where will we be in 10, 20, 50 years? Living in a land of waste? A land with little to no greenery? A perpetual Summer? Will we be in the same situation the citizens of Easter Island were in so many years ago; unwilling to make the sacrifices necessary to save our home, ultimately leading to our own demise? There are so many questions and at the end of the day, there are not many answers. If things continue to go down the same path that they are now, the possibilities and consequences are endless.  As my time in college nears the end and my future becomes closer, I can’t help but wonder if it would be completely selfish of me to bring someone else into this self-destructing world. A change has to be implemented in order to save ourselves. We cannot continue to be selfish and blind to the issues at hand.

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