|An Argument for restraint|
The costs of waiting to cut our pollution is that we will experience, loss of snow and ice, drought in some areas and torrential rain in other places. Beach erosion, salt water intrusion and marsh land loss will also accompany rising sea levels due to ocean thermal expansion and worse rise due to glacial melt.
Drought and chaotic weather patterns are now destroying harvests and creating food shortages around the world. The challenges of conservation and preservation in this new century mean reducing our energy use because water and land are needed to make that energy and in using electricity or fossil fuels --even to plant, harvest, transport and process our food-- we are polluting the air, acidifying the seas and heating up the atmosphere. We have a world to gain -- if we act now.