We will soon be confronted with a world in which failing crop harvests, water shortage and other resources scarcities, combined with violent and unpredictable weather will force us to realize that the environment was never a separate issue. By the time this happens however it will be 40 years too late.
Prometheus, according to mythology, gave fire to humankind only to suffer in perpetuity. Today in Greece, the new Syriza government must confront the modern equivalent of this ancient dilemma: whether to burn fossil fuels to ignite financial recovery.
However, I bet if our tea consumption or ability to put a load of washing in was rationed, people might think differently. Equally, if we weren't able to take a summer stroll alongside our favourite river or go paddling in the sea on one of those rare hot summer days, people may take more of an interest.
What really constitutes a green home and how can we employ this into the design of our own properties? Let's take a look at some of the latest and greatest design principles and features to help you toward a greener future.
Shark attacks are on the rise and the reason for this is entirely the fault of humanity... We need to look at it from the point of view of the shark. The ocean is their home. We are stealing their food. We are trespassing on their territory and we savagely slaughter 75million sharks each year, much of which goes to make a soup that has absolutely no nutritional value. When we look into the eye of what we perceive to be a savage monster, we see the reflection of a much more destructive monster - ourselves.
The leaders of the three largest parties have now jointly stated that climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world. They agree that it threatens not just the environment but also security, prosperity and poverty eradication.
Other general purpose technologies, like electricity, created similarly utopian visions. These are easy to criticise, but the change created by digital technology, both real and imagined, increasingly shapes our sense of the possible.
Nature is not a drag in meeting social and economic goals. The reverse is the case. Perhaps more of them would be able to see this if only they spent a little time reading the evidence confirming this alternative reality, much of which was officially collected at considerable public expense.
The toxic politics of fracking in Britain beg important questions: are our leaders serving the interests of the people, or their wealthy friends in the fracking industry? Whatever the answer, one thing is clear: the government's wilful disregard of legitimate public concerns over fracking is a shameful attempt to impose a future on this country that three-quarters of us do not want. Fracking, it seems, can poison democracy as well as the environment.
The new issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives includes a remarkable admission about a controversial academic paper that wrongly suggested moderate amounts of global warming would have an overall positive economic impact on the world.
While SEPA's aims are admirable - and sustainable solutions are vital for future generations - their solutions seem to edge too close to idealism.
Under this Tory-led Government our environment has seen non-stop degradation and decline. David Cameron told us that he would lead the 'greenest Government ever' but like so much else with this Government all we have are broken promises.
'From a Mother to Another' is a new campaign that helps parents play a small part in creating a better future for their children. It makes it easy for parents to donate high quality unwanted baby and children's clothing to families in the UK who are most in need.
It seems then, that much like the high-pressure fluid injected to fracture our rock, mounting pressure from politicians and campaigners is creating cracks throughout Britain. Indeed, it is no longer just the 'Green Blob' that opposes fracking.
The problem for the Faroese is, how do you ban Sea Shepherd volunteers who happen to be members of the European Union (EU)? Banning members of the EU could cause a retaliation of banning Faroese citizens from Europe.
Women not having children historically bothers authority. And while they may do so for myriad reasons today, as more and more women follow suit and cite the environment as the cause, it will be interesting to see what happens: whether politicians, apparently deaf to the marches, petitions and scientists, will listen to prospect of our hollow wombs.