Love among neighbors is not that hard. Yet, In today’s world every human is the neighbor of each of us and that seems to be beyond our capability.
Humans are social animals and it’s our natural instinct to be emphatic with others. It’s natural for us to bond by kinship. Unfortunately the same tribal instinct hampers our ability to recognize the essential and vital global brotherhood of man. We cling to nationality, religion, and many artificial walls we build around us that compromise our chances for long term survival.
The deal in Paris includes an agreement to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius, with an aim of 1.5 degrees, and achieve climate ‘neutrality’ that will require phasing out fossil fuels soon after mid-century. That 2 degree pledge would require keeping 80% of the world’s remaining fossil fuels underground, a 1.5 degree target even more. Nonetheless, there is a disconnect between the formal pledge and actual commitments, Postponing phasing out fossil fuels til 2050 is in reality refusing to act. We should not blame our leaders but check how we live our lives, driving cars, living in big houses, buying and wasting cheap goods.
Nature does not play political games.