How Could Anyone Not?
I do love nature. I love to hike, and to garden. I'm a severe weather junkie.
As a scientist specializing in Planetary Science, I see that the changes we have made will take many lifetimes to reverse, and some are irreversible.
As a teacher, I try to do what I can to educate students about how our current lifestyle is unsustainable.
As a citizen, I try to do what I can. I drive a car with very good gas mileage, I use compact fluorescents, I cut back on my air conditioning, I limit my water use. I'm depressed that it's so hard for those of my generation to undo a lifetime of bad habits, and saddened that some of us are passing our consumer habits to our children, but I'm heartened that some of my students today are making bigger strides than most of us.
And I realize that the ultimate problem is overpopulation, and I shall have no children of my own.
:-) E. Bunbury