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Publication Title; How to be a Humankind Superhero
Climate Change is an issue that is unparalleled in the history of humanity.
Many species and civilisations before us have overused their environment and suffered the consequences but ours appears to be the first one to be doing so consciously. Whether we choose to solve the problem of Climate Change strikes right to the very heart of what it is to be human: what the relationship between individual beings and wider society is, what the responsibilities of this generation to the next are.
At the heart of the problem of Global Warming and the resultant Climate Change is our choice of fuel for the majority of our activities. Although there is sufficient solar energy hitting the planet to power human activity many thousands of times over, we find it easier to use fossil fuels and it is primarily the excess production of carbon dioxide from that burning that is driving the problem of Global Warming. What makes the problem of Global Warming and the resultant Climate Change the more difficult to tackle is that we have built our economic activity around the extraction and consumption of fossil fuels and other natural resources.
Information Updated on: 3 October 2011