Consumers Drive Climate Change
Have you seen episode one of Years of Living Dangerously with Harrison Ford? It showed me how politics and corruption are contributing to climate changes. Precious jungle areas protect the decaying peat beds from releasing dangerous levels of carbon dioxide. Mans' desire to replace aging forest trees with palm trees will disrupt the atmosphere with serious gas emissions. Palm oil plantations have already destroyed much area of forestry in Indonesia. Jungle floors would be unharmed in their emissions if consumers were not demanding so many products with palm oil in them. Maybe someone as famous as Harrison Ford will get the attention of enough people to influence politicians around the world to demand change in manufacturers' practices that drive the demand for palm oil.