The image of a paranoid patient running a slight fever of 37.8 degrees C being admitted to the A&E waiting room packed with heart attack and stroke patients always comes to mind when words like ‘global warming’, ‘Al Gore’, ‘the-Earth-is-sick-and-we’re-not-doing-anything’ etcetera, are thrown about.
Sure, he is getting a fever, but paranoia is the thing that would eventually drive him insane and get him to think 41 degrees C when it is, in actual fact, safely 3 degrees lower. Doctors are abandoning heart attack patients on the verge of death for him.
They are trying to prevent his fever from breaking out.
‘Common sense’ tells us that ‘fever prevention’ is impossible– only stalled. The fever would break out for the time to come. The ‘Uncommon sense’ that drove the world on urges us to abandon severe malnutrition, civil strifes, poverty, natural disasters that actually creates casualties, not phantom casualties in the year 2200.
And we know that a fever at its worst doesn’t kill a man– even when it reaches 41 degrees, the ice bath we’ve prepared earlier would tide him past the ‘point’. And the point is to have ample preparations– to prepare for the hurricanes and floods of the world whose causes are ascribed to global warming.
Whether it is true or not, we should not spend too much time debating on them but instead carry out actions to deal with any situation that arises if or not the fever actually ‘breaks out’.
We must accept that the consequences of global warming will and would constantly arise and what we could do is to soften the impact when the pile hits the ground.
Direct the efforts taken to pursuade nations to follow a certain Protocol (Once the due date is over, everything would return to before and the effects the Kyoto Protocol has is negligible. Its a mere overly-publicized statement for a follow-up action to take place and it is ironic how even the first determined baby steps led to a huge fall. I’m pretty sure there wouldn’t be a follow-up, but more on this next time) should be channeled into helping poorer nations since they suffer the largest impact when the effects of global warming starts to show more distinctly.
Last but not least, transfer this patient to the psychiatric ward.