It may be a stretch to think of it this way, but the climate is the consumer (customer) of the energy byproducts generated to support industry and progress, most of it polluting. As every business person knows, if you do not delight your customer they will go elsewhere and if you make your customer very unhappy, they may retaliate.
Unfortunately, whereas consumers of products can choose to buy another similar product, not buy anymore of the product in question and can also spread bad-word-of mouth, when the climate gets mad it gets destructive.
Unfortunately, and despite mounting evidence and the appearance of the acceptance of this evidence, our climate customer has to resort to extreme weather, drought, famine, earthquake and disease before we stop arguing over the cost of changing our ways and simply, change. The climate doesn’t need as much overwhelming evidence to change – it is changing rapidly…
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