the oceans are slowly dying due to chemicals being added thru runoff due to industrial expansion in 3rd world. Mediterrean Sea has many problems. Forest are being depleted and deserts are now on every continent,even a small one in Europe. Humans are not good stewards of the planet. Most Americans are even too lazy to recycle aluminum cans and plastic. Look at all the breathing issues in U.S.--not all from smoking as smoking rates are dropping. Crazy christians do not care about any of this because they think their man-god is returning in the air on a white horse. They are the wackos!
Some of what you say is true. However, most of the elected officials and their backers want to pass paper around and trade carbon credits which will do nothing. If we wanted to solve problems we would be reforesting when someone was found to be a polluter. I wrote Governor McDonald and several other politicians of Virginia when issue was drilling off our coast to look into a program of planting trees on all government lands by those wishing drilling permits. Especially lands ajacent to rivers and ocean/bay. Median strips could even be planted with ornamental low growing trees that would add to safty on the roads. State parks could be forested. And last but not least, farmers could be given trees to ring their fields to reduce run off. Compensation to the farmers for 10 feet of land by oil companies too. This would be beneficial to all. The only answer I got was perhaps I could talk to the oil companies. If they really wanted to solve the problems they could do it!