Pandora’s Trojan Horse Follows the Money
Acrylic on Canvas ~ 2016
27 x 45” ~ 89 x 114 cm
The focus on the bottom line and stock holders have lead many companies, and their executives to make decisions based solely on profit. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution over 200 years ago, there has not been enough consideration for the harm we are doing to our environment. Time and population increases have compounded this problem, and the massive ball of Climate Change, has begun to roll. We have broken the inertia and now we must globally, and as individuals, and families, make an effort to clean up our environment, and slow the speed of Climate Change, and Global Warming. As Kermit the frog once said “It’s not easy being Green.”
Sometimes the smart path is not the easiest in the short term, but instead it is the smartest in the long term. We are already faced with increasing global problems from heat waves, droughts, fires, floods, hurricanes, rising sea levels, melting permafrost, and storms. The more ice melt we have at the poles, the more sunlight hits the dark water, and the dark land instead of reflecting off of the white snow and ice. The more this happens, the more the permafrost melts in the Arctic and Antarctic, which releases massive amounts of stored C02, which again compounds the problem of Global Warming. Human activity since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, has entered us into a dangerous feedback loop. It is critical to take steps to slow Climate Change now, because the ball is rolling, and the faster Climate Change occurs, the harder it is going to be to stop it in the future.