Recently I came across a YouTube video entitled, "Dear Future Generations: Sorry." In this video, we hear a man speak of all the detriment that we humans do to the environment. He makes comments such as "perhaps we should focus less on ISIS and more on how fast the ice is melting." And while I do believe that the environment is a valid issue in modern day America (as well as many other 1st world countries), I stand firm in my belief that we cannot fix our planet until we fix the people on it first.
To fight ISIS, we require military troops, however to help improve the environment everyone must make an impact, For example, walking or cycling more to reduce fossil fuels, our Earth has been getting warmer each year and of course, if we carry on like how we are, Much more of the North and South pole will be melting away, also with many other problems worldwide.
Regardless of whether or not global warming is even true or not, when we see people in third world and even first world countries dying everyday from terrorists and oppressors, we don't have the time or resources to focus on something that will not become a true problem for hundreds, maybe thousands of years. While you're busy out buying bicycles, a kid in Afghanistan is getting shot. I understand that helping the environment so that it will be usable for future generations is a noble cause, but you can't skip to the end of the tunnel, you have to find out how you're going to get there first. Anyone who is more focused on again, something that won't happen for hundreds of years, rather than the issues facing the world right now is obviously in denial.