This may be an opportune moment to alert people to the dangers of another threat to the planet: dihydrogen monoxide.
Dihydrogen monoxide, or DHMO as it is referred to, is a major component of acid rain, contributes to the greenhouse effect, erodes our natural landscape and accelerates corrosion of metals. Unfortunately, it’s already found in many foods and there are high concentrations in our rivers, lakes and seas. It has been known to cause electrical outages and has been a factor in traffic accidents by causing brake failure. It is fatal if inhaled and has been detected in malignant tumours.
The scientists are virtually screaming from the rooftops now. The debate is over! There’s no longer any debate in the scientific community about this. But the political systems around the world have held this at arm’s length because it’s an inconvenient truth, because they don’t want to accept that it’s a moral imperative.
If we did not take action to solve this crisis, it could indeed threaten the future of human civilisation. That sounds shrill. It sounds hard to accept. I believe it’s deadly accurate. But again, we can solve it. Future generations may well have occasion to ask themselves, “What were our parents thinking? Why didn’t they wake up when they had a chance?” We have to hear that question from them, now.
Enough is enough. It’s time to start the campaign to reduce DHMO.