ETHICAL ISSUES: CLIMATE CHANGE
Sometimes the answer to an important question is so obvious that it’s easily overlooked. Think about this:
What’s so abundant that we hardly consider it as pivotal? Try WATER. Oceans cover more than 70% of the earth—the amount of water in the oceans is unfathomable (pun intended). Water vapor is an integral part of the atmosphere—75% of all ‘greenhouse gases’–(think humidity, clouds, rain, snow). And the human body is largely water, as are the bodies of other animals (and plants as well). Water is not merely necessary for living, it’s necessary for life to even exist. It is an integral part of ALL living things and the earth generally.
Water exists in all three forms of matter—solid(ice), liquid(duh), and gas(water vapor) and as such is virtually indestructible, changing form easily within a temperature range tolerable by