So, yet another bunch of scientists makes the announcement that "Antarctic glaciers are melting faster across a much wider area than previously thought - a development that could lead to an unprecedented rise in sea levels."
Collectively no one has come up with a 'something' to stop this particular toboggan dead in its tracks, so the law of averages and earth history leads one to the assumption that the toboggan is going to keep its momentum and nothing we can do will stop it now. Future heat waves and ice age come on in.
I am not advocating that the world at large should stop trying to become ecologically responsible, so don’t get me wrong on that point. I am merely saying that it puzzles me that well educated people do not seem to understand something so basic. Or, if they do, who is telling them to zip their collective lips on the fact that we are all on that toboggan merrily gathering speed on its way to the next ice age or whatever the outcome of the particular sets of circumstances move the natural world to that point.
Whilst history tells us that our world has always had cyclical events such as warming and glaciations, and these have usually culminated in evolutionary dies offs, the one that concerns us personally is the current cycle, which we seem to have managed to raise the ceiling on.
We have behaved like ants really if you consider that a colony of ants that make their home in the foundations of a house are not concerned with the fact that this will eventually bring the house down around their ears if not stopped. They are only interested in the imperative to keep the nest going - at all costs [less VAT, as Spike Milligan once said].
Why is no one in the scientific community, combined with the governments of the world, working to find ways that we will survive the next wave of changes that our world seems to be heading towards with solid inevitability? Or is it as portrayed in various science fiction scenarios, a case of them saving themselves and never mind about the hoi polloi?
Maybe this is an idiotic question to ask, but I do so anyway. Anyone out there have any real answers, other than the old ostrich with its head buried in the sand/mushrooms in the dark/let’s not panic the generally ignorant [on these sorts of subjects at any rate] populace around the world?