We, politicians, Wildlife and environmental charities give society the impression that all we need to do to tackle the problem of Climate Change is to combat C02 emissions, or even stop using plastic bags, however, the problem goes much deeper than that, and by focusing on C02 emissions, and plastic bag use, we are not focusing on the most import thing to combat Climate Change, and that is - saving, and preserving habitats, and wild animals.
If we fail to protect natural habitats, such as forests, oceans and so on, along with the biodiversity which comes along with that, then there is no point in cutting C02 emissions, or for us to stop using plastic bags.
Without preserving forests, and rainforests, we are just sticking a plaster on a wound which needs a bandage.
Today at the COP21 (Climate Change summit in Paris), the focus was on forests, and in particular deforestation. Prince Charles stated that companies ''must'' insure that large corporations need to ensure that they are not contributing to deforestation. But that is the problem right there, environmental damage (even vandalism is what it is) by large corporations is rampant, and, there is little or no laws to stop environmental damage, like the erosion of forests to stop them, or hold them to account. Somehow when it comes to the rich, and powerful, they can choose whether or not to enforce the law - essentially what Prince Charles is saying is that it is up to mega-rich corporations to invoke the law on themselves, rather than saying governments must come up with legislation which protects nature, habitats, and wildlife.
If we are to be serious about things such as deforestation, and environmental protection, then we cannot allow corporations to choose whether or not they can follow laws, instead, the government should uphold the same law(s) for everyone, whether they are a mega-rich company, or not.
The real power to Climate Change isn't in Wildlife groups, it is in governments, corporations, and law.