Once upon a time, Dyson the Bison was eating grass with his grandparents. He loved his grandparents. They taught him how to use his horns to create a path in the snow to help Elk and Antelope in the cold season. They also taught him how to graze grass to help give birds a nesting ground. To Dyson, his grandparents were his role models, his inspiration. All of a sudden, he heard two loud bangs.
Before Dyson was alive, since the beginning of time, indigenous peoples practiced environmentally sustainable hunting strategies that we have forsaken. The existence of animals as an essential part of nature was once an important belief in indigenous societies; however, this holistic view is missing from our contemporary world.
In our current environment, sources such as power plants operated by coal and diesel-fueled vehicles are the cause of greenhouse gases as well as air pollutants.
Methane and hydrofluorocarbons are examples of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) produced from these sources, which are nearly eighty-times more potent than carbon dioxide over a twenty-year period. Methane alone is the cause of death for about a million people yearly and contributes to around 25% of the warming temperatures from climate change.