‘People ask me if I am optimistic about our future.

I don’t believe in feeling optimistic or pessimistic about the planet’s fate. If we are overly optimistic, we may rely on others to save the world. On the other hand, pessimism will lead us to nihilism and we won’t find a point in making an effort.
What we can and should do is focus on our present actions. To do everything that we can to fight the biggest challenge of our times.

What we have is now’.

– an excerpt from an evening of talk and thought with a remarkable person (1/10/19)

Inspiring Everyday Sustainability

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#Repost @vaishkrishna • • • • • • 'Do you believe in Climate Change?' is a question we must stop asking. CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL. The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and is probably the most tested area of modern science. Nobody asks of your opinion on gravity or your valued view on how the earth rotates! That's because they are irrefutable facts grounded in science. Your 'opinion' on that doesn't amount to anything. Have something to say? Conduct scientific research, subject your results to scrutiny of experts in the field and get it published on a scientific journal. Until then your opinions can be limited to whether Robert Pattinson will make a good Batman. Climate denial, like racism, should not be given any space in the public sphere. Call out deniers and organisations/politicians that associate with them. However, my bigger concern is when the denial is passive. When people are aware of the crisis but underplay the risks and don't want to do anything about it – the 'Someone else will fix it' and the 'How could I make a difference'. What can you do? So much! – Cut down on driving, use public transport and fly less – Reduce your meat and dairy intake – Buy less clothes and support slow fashion – Segregate your waste, recycle and compost. – Reuse, reuse and reuse whatever you can – Demand your right to quality air and water from your leaders. Use your vote. – Donate (generously) to organisations that are working for the cause with your money and/or time. -…the list goes on… . . Believe in the Science. Feel the Urgency. Time is Running Out. #ClimateChangeIsReal @allyouneedisless_blog

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