The Fastest Growing Source of Global Emissions

The multidimensional aspects of a situation are sometimes quite hard to grasp. Take a situation that involves one’s health, one’s transit, and commuting habits. How does travel, whether around the neighborhood, to the store, to visit family, or to commute to a job matter? It matters quite a bit in coexistence.

This week we are reading and hearing (again) about fires. Or we are trying to survive them. As with worsening natural disasters, air pollution, and many other things, we are part of a connected cycle of coexistence that is spinning quickly. Climate change is contributing to a constant worsening of fires in California and elsewhere.

In the film The Human Element, a particular quote impressed me: “The new fires that we’re seeing now tend to be larger, more intense.” Stephen Pyne, professor Arizona State University, continues: “I think we are starting to understand that this began a long time ago — when the Earth’s keystone species, which is us, changed fundamentally its combustion habits.”

Is that related to how we travel?

Oh yes, the facts are there. Scientists acknowledge it, and the environmentally concerned take steps towards lighter footprints. Responsible citizens work for policy changes, and eco-activists alert us daily of the problem.

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