In an example of cooperation that demonstrates and emphasizes the crucial role this Law of Nature plays in Human affairs, we still find selfish resistance that can at best, be described as simply a lack of understanding.
Self inflicted disasters almost always have there cause in ignorance. Employing legitimate trial and error in an effort to ascertain truth is a sometimes risky, but acceptable, means to stimulate progress. Rank ignorance, relying on mere opinion, is not.
About the same time as the cane toad received it's misguided commission, a search was under-way for a substitute to the very effective, but dangerous to life and limb chemicals employed in the Refrigeration Industry.
This search resulted in the discovery of the chlorofluorocarbons family. - CFCs -
Chlorofluorocarbons are the compounds which today we know contribute to the depletion of the Ozone layer.
This thin layer of Ozone protects our Planet and life from Ultraviolet Rays that are part of the light emitted by the sun. Lack of knowledge allowed us to swap one danger for, in this case, an altogether worse option.
Had it not been for the observant and associative understanding of
three eminent scientists, two generations after CFCs were first employed, and their ensuing tireless efforts to bring to the World's
attention the imminent dangers of Ozone depletion, we may now be frying
in our own juices.
These three men used the power of their minds to save the world.
Rowland and Molina started the ball rolling in 1974 with the publication of their Seminal Paper on CFCs. The progress and consequences of this Planet saving example of cooperation these wise men initiated, can be found here – Vienna Convention, and here - Universal Ratification.
Stabilizing the depletion of the ozone layer is the precedent for Global cooperation.
Proving we can work together to restore our environment when we understand both the complex intricacies of the Laws of Nature and the destructive outcomes of our disparate and often selfish actions, when we disregard Her Laws.
Deliberately, or from ignorance.
The fact that it took a raw Public comprehension and subsequent outcry, that if we did not work together, the Earth would soon replicate Mars, should serve as a grim reminder that we are still on the path to destruction of our Environment on many fronts.
And that we need to repeat this example of cooperation. Working together Globally. Maintaining Security in the knowledge that our Activities never pose a dire threat to our survival ever again.
Now that will test our Intelligence!!
Even when our survival is at stake some minds find it impossible to grasp the enormity of a predicament. Blindly attempting to force their will upon a majority of rational minds who, with new information, can see the imminent dangers of following a route that will deliver profits for sure.
To recklessly continue along that route will not only eventually destroy those profits, but also the opportunity to ever again make them.
Narrow self interest, whether individual or National is understandable. But it rarely culminates in equitable outcomes, and is the bane of coherence.
The Short Sighted Selfishness, that can so abruptly derail cooperation, even at elevated levels of responsibility is ever with us.
Short sighted selfishness can possess the highest
levels of authority. Including elected authority. Subjugating that
authority to vile greed, and in the process forcing the abdication of the
duty that authority was installed to uphold.
This is abject evil and it is the greatest menace to Universal Cooperation on matters not only on of survival and freedom, but to everything in between.
All evil will, however, meet it's downfall, when Good Humans readily participate in a powerful new era of cooperation.
Countering setbacks steeped in ignorance, as a species we have made a superb effort to cooperate and curb the damage to the atmosphere we have so far inflicted.
Devastation inflicted by both our lack of knowledge and understanding. And coupled with Humanities tendency to put immediate monetary profit before well-being. Either Human well-being or Environmental.
This is still happening despite a wealth of knowledge we already have at our disposal.
Surely this is a clear indication that we should go the extra mile and combine our Brainpower to work together to resolve problems from a viewpoint of environmental sustainability.
Ironically, a sustainable environment translates directly to dependable and sustainable profits.
Healthy profits are not merely important and desirable. They are intrinsic to, and essential for future growth.
Maintaining an environment in which profits can be continuously reaped is not an option. It is an indispensable investment to that future growth.
We can achieve rewarding, worthwhile profits, and pristine environment, by emulating Nature's no nonsense example of cooperation. Where Harmony is prerequisite to long term equitable success.
This Example Of Cooperation Rocks!
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