The Sanctity Of The Earth By Stephen Hawking

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Sanctity of the Earth
Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds in the world, and recently he has stated that human life on Earth has an expectancy of 1,000 more years. He gives many claims as to what contributes to this estimate, but one major factor is climate change. Our way of living has released a lot of carbon dioxide into the air. It pollutes our atmosphere and it warms up our environment. We have increased the temperature of this earth which in turn changes climate around the world, which has many different implications for life on Earth. Although some may argue that climate change isn’t an urgent issue and therefore doesn’t need to be discussed or given priority, we should argue for more exploration and action on the topic from our governments because it is something that is affecting everyone. In order to even begin a dialogue, we need to educate ourselves on the history in how we have dealt with global warming in the past. To do this we can take reference to articles breaking down what it means to be a democracy in this climate crisis such as “Beyond the Dual Crisis: from Climate Change to Democratic Change” by Carol Gould, “Currencies of Movement are the Key” by Bill McKibben and “Democracy in the Anthropocene” by Peter G. Brown. The first step in discussing our democracy is looking at how we have dealt with policies trying to decrease our greenhouse gasses. One important factor is the opinion of those who vote on these measures, people who often believe…

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