Climate change is happening.It's supercharging hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, heat waves and rain. In my own life I see the change. A few years ago I could water my garden every two weeks. Over the last few months, I am watering every three days.Climate change is heating the oceans and melting giant ice sheets.This has increased coastal flood risk in countries all over the planet.Wherever, we live global warming is affecting us. It is not a problem only facing future generations, Climate has never changed this fast in human history.Yet the media shows very little about what is happening to our planet. Why is it so difficult to accept that our climate has been altered and humans are responsible? Because if we don't accept it, then we don't have to disrupt our way of life to address it.Scientists have no doubt that humans are the culprits. Animals are losing their habitats and becoming extinct. Our entire economy has been based on consumer buying, affecting our resources and creating wealth for a small percentage at the top. Unfortunately, our leaders are not scientist or environmentalist, they are motivated by power and money.
By mining and burning massive amounts of coal, oil and gas; by cutting down and burning forests; and by cultivating vast herds of animals to accommodate our meat consumption; we've all been contributing to the problem. The good news is there are solutions, and if we act soon enough, we can avoid many of the worst outcomes. That is my purpose for my forum and my visual art. We are not powerless, we can make choices everyday to help the environment. Our future is in our hands. The war on science must change.