Climate Change – Let’s Do Something About It!

FLOODING IN CHINA – JULY 2021

Our climate is breaking down. Rising seas and extreme weather events are costing lives and putting tens of millions of people around the world at risk. And younger generations are being robbed of their future on a healthy, liveable planet. But climate change also presents an opportunity to change the way we live so we improve things for us and the planet. Greenpeace

Given the most recent world disasters such as wildfires in Canada, catastrophic flooding in countries that don’t usually experience such events like those in Europe, and the horrific flooding in China in the past few days, we need to wake up and take climate change and its effects seriously. Thank goodness for the activists who work hard to address this situation and the celebrities who lend their voices of support, but – no matter how overwhelming the plight may seem – we can, each and every one of us, play our part to help.

WILDFIRES IN WESTERN CANADA – 2021

First of all we have to accept responsibility for the causes of climate change. The situation has come about through the actions of humankind and it is only us – all of us – who can put a stop to the destruction. These tragic disasters are not a punishment from a mythical deity, nor are they natural . . . and rescue is not going to come in the form of a fictional heavenly utopia. The situation has ultimately been caused by our thoughtless mis-management of our planet. The Earth is crying out for help and we need to learn all we can to begin to repair the damage we’ve done. It is within our capabilities if we act now!

A good place to start is the Greenpeace website where climate change questions are answered:-

  • WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE?
  • WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE?
  • WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE?
  • WHAT’S THE LINK BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME WEATHER?

. . . and many more.

Greenpeace International

Teach your children
what we have taught our children ~
that the earth is our mother.
Whatever befalls the earth
befalls the sons and daughters of the earth.
If men spit upon the ground,
they spit upon themselves.

This we know.
The earth does not belong to us,
we belong to the earth.
This we know.
All things are connected
like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.

Whatever befalls the earth
befalls the sons and daughters of the earth.
We did not weave the web of life.
We are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do the the web,
we do to ourselves.

from the words of Chief Seattle

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