Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Intense few months at uni

Some heavy heavy concepts have been laid in my brain in the last few months. Many of my assumptions that kept me hopefully bouyed in the quest for helping to save the planet have been shattered. I've seen some good examples of environmental restoration and some not so successful ones, have learnt how much it can cost to carry out such wondrous and necessary tasks and then at the very end been made to realise that climate change is, of course, going to make the difficult task much more difficult.
Climate change is real and it's happening now. I'm not being a doom sayer, it's the truth and yet the governments and corporations keep chugging along, still screwing yet more out of our last fragile environments for a last few billion dollars worth of oil or gas.
There are some positives, a great deal of wind power and solar energy is being harnessed in some countries, but is it too little too late?
Luckily I am resilient, I can(usually) stop myself being depressed about it as I myself carry on and try to gain a science degree so that others may hopefully listen to me and employ me to help make agriculture, big or small, more sustainable.
I'm really not feeling good about what's going to happen in the next few decades. There have been major extinction events before, we're causing another currently...will we go with the rest of them?