1. Is climate change something important to you or something you care about?
2. What is the main cause of climate change in your opinion? How would you reduce the main cause?
There are several, meaning use of fossil fuels. The bigger problem is the small percentage of people on the planet using most of these resources. Worse yet, using them mindlessly, and needlessly
I do disagree with saab when he says we can hardly lessen the amount of people. We most certainly can. Because of advances in medical science, there is no longer the need in industrialized countries to have more than 1 or 2 children. For those who would say it is their right to have more, they need to realize how the results of this right will affect those they claim to love so much, and their children. They give it lip service, but not if it means they can't get a latte.
This leads into the next part of a solution, seeing the folly of instant gratification. We are on a hamster wheel of working too hard, to make money, to spend on items and services that harm the environment, so we can keep working harder, buy more, etc. In the country I live in, it seems every parent "needs" a stroller the size of an SUV, and and 2 SUV's in the driveway to cart it, and many other things around. In many other countries, you carry your child until they can walk, then they walk with you.
Our priorities are very much screwed up.
3. What do you think will happen in the future?
I think life will get very much harder for everyone but the most rich, who can protect themselves in simulated environments. I think this will go on for many generations. I believe the few that have the power do not care what happens to the general population, as long as they are protected.
4. What would you do to reduce the effect of climate change? How would you get people involved?
Are we talking wave a magic wand and get your wish? If we are, as well as limiting the amount of children any one person can have, we can curtail much of our everyday travel. With todays. and the futures technology, many many people should be able to work at home most of the time, without losing much, or any socialization that comes with work.
Instead of building upwards, we could think about going downwards. Homes and multi family dwellings could be designed with excellent ventilation, ways devised to admit natural light, large open areas for recreation, and enough ways to enter and leave so that being trapped would be no more of a concern than if one lived on the 5th or 50 floor above ground. Temperatures underground are stable, and environment powered shuttles could be used to used to get from place to place.
Much of the land above would over the years be converted to parks, land to grow food, and or let to go back to a natural environment.
They could be very beautiful. I could imagine art flourishing in places like that.
How would I get people involved? Sorry, that's not my baliwick. It would, I imagine require the promoting by very wealthy individuals who have an interest in humans not only surviving, but having quality of life.
For all the conspicuous consumption we engage in, I'm not sure we have that great a quality of living. We have "riched" ourselves into heart disease, diabetes, various cancers that come from our current lifestyle, and existed to a much lesser extent just a couple/few generations ago.
5. Is this a topic people should be aware of?
Yes, however, too many people would be more interested in where they can buy the t-shirt, bag, keychain or water bottle that will announce to the world their interest in saving the planet.....from themselves.