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Time to go beyond the political on climate

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If I never hear the words "climate change" and "global warming" again, it will be too soon.

It's a long time since the words had much to do with the state of our planet and have instead become political batons wielded in a game of competing philosophies.

Want to hear some settled science? We only have one planet. We can't jump on the Starship Enterprise and warp nine it off to the nearest friendly space colony.

We have to stick around and look after this one, but somewhere along the line, instead of being united in our cause to look after the only home we have, we have splintered into tribes squabbling over competing slogans.

How can something so simple have become so muddied?

Human beings not only have a responsibility to walk as lightly on the Earth as we can, but we are also in the position to be able to do something about protecting the habitats of so many other species.

The problem, of course, is that politics and money have become tangled up in the issue and complicated the heck out it.

You don't need to be a climate scientist to figure out........

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