Global Warming Issue

Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

artist - blogger - author

Global Warming

The Election is over and done with. Now comes the business of governing. The re-elected government of Australia does not recognise Global Warming as an issue worthy of being prioritised.

Our weather patterns are changing. The reef system around Australia is under threat. We get severe weather events more frequently, cyclones are becoming more violent.

Our oceans are heating up. There was a report of a Blue Ringed Octopus as far south in Western Australia as Yanchep lagoon. That is just one hour north of Perth.

In the U.S. there have been far more tornados wreaking havoc than in previous seasons.

global warming

This photo shows what a tornado did to the U.S. town of Moore, Oklahoma.

Sir David Attenborough has said that Global Warming is an issue that affects us all.

Our home is sick. We need to cure it. It is time to lobby your local Member of Parliament to raise the subject in the house. One idea is to pass an act that prevents developers from clearing great tracts of land for housing.

I am not saying that we should stop building homes, but rather that we develop estates in a way that mature trees can be kept. Trees are an essential part of the ecology. I will always set up my picnic rug under a tree when in a national park BBQ area and I am sure you do the same if possible. Trees keep us cool.

As to the graziers, trees prevent erosion. So if you plant more trees, your stock will have shade, there is less chance that your topsoil will get washed away in a flash flood and your feed will grow better.

I am sure that some of you will think that I am taking a very simplistic view of Global Warming.

But, hey! The simple things are what matter in life.

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