No longer "mixing" everything would have the merit of considering the best remedies to face a future that has become scary!
Admittedly, the game is lost against global warming and all that remains to man is the duty to protect himself from it, to adapt to it better and to slow down a phenomenon that has become fatal ...
So distinguishing between “global” pollution and “local” pollution becomes very relevant in today's context!
Global pollution and their remedies are first and foremost the business of global, maritime and air traffic: Ok!
And for them it is certain that the use of fossil fuels will be very important and effective for a long time in a context where the shortage is not as worrying as predicted during the previous century.
So no solutions that do not go through a drastic reduction of international traffic and even more intercontinental.
(And don't be mistaken with the “electricity supply” which only displaces pollution!)
For their part, local pollution offers, at least in theory, more prospects for correcting trends ...
But above all we need to rethink the economy and its laws (maximum profits and other low-cost) ...
Above all, we must take the human factor seriously and make the latter determinant of new macro and micro economic challenges ...
New results analyzes are necessary, integrating the taking into account of the impact of the functioning of each company on the planet (withdrawals, discharges), to decree its final net results and to come to an accounting assessment of
So, the time will come to rethink the structure of the city, to consider the challenge of breathing better, eating better, and to take up (and complete) some famous formula, to build the city in the countryside and vice versa. to implant the countryside in the city!
“Proximity” strategies between producers and consumers, between home and work, could with even more relevance take off!
But, do not be mistaken, any activity that goes from artisanal to industrial is carrier of multiple pollutions, because becomes necessarily disruptive of fundamental local balances!
Then be wary again and more and more of the economic issues as known today.
In the current context, therefore, the criteria of "success", economic, social, ecological, must imperatively and completely be rethought as belonging to an inseparable whole! There are perhaps new chances for the emergence of values more humanistic than the sacrosanct growth, profits, profitability and other credit rates, which today still constitute the alpha and omega of our human condition…
Discuss this text on forums: global or local pollution?