Climate Change: Can We Still Save The World?
Only save the world for a short time.
Since I read the last scientific study on climate change, I feel different. In fact, I feel emotions that I did not feel before. Climate change has certainly occupied us for the last 40 years. But it has been too far. Until this study. Up to this sentence: The next 11 years will be the most important in human history. Because everything we change positively in the coming years has a direct impact on our future. On our own life, on our only planet.
I’m asking myself more and more questions that keep me awake more and more often. Questions that raise fear in me that make me doubt our humanity and make it increasingly desperate. If people from my immediate environment continue to accept things, do not want to explain their own children certain contexts, or perhaps just have given up, because “you can not change anything anyway” – what about our planet, our only home?
EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON EARTH HAS CONTROL OVER THEIR OWN FUTURE WITH THEIR BEHAVIOR.
But who is willing to disregard this fact, these facts? To get in touch?
Can a human being become aware of the extent, even take action? Or is it the opposite: resignation. Hopelessness. Panic.
How can we all speak together about issues that we as consumers have in our hands every day, without blaming each other or making us feel bad?
How can anyone leave their own comfort zone, see the big picture and make changes from the bottom of their hearts?
The situation is as it is. Everyone has a certain responsibility, even for their own, past decisions. But instead of getting upset, feeling guilty, or even condemning others who point out their own wrongdoing, that does not help anyone.
How can we release energy to be not just the change we want to see, but the change our children and grandchildren need?
All people who were lucky enough to be born in a country/time that is not marked by war and poverty – where there is a democracy, a health and education system, where food and water are flowing. Do not exactly these people have the duty to give something back?
All of these are privileges that millions of people do not have. Should not these privileged people not do everything to ensure that our planet is not completely destroyed by us humans?
WE LIVE AS IF WE HAD A SECOND PLANET IN THE SUITCASE. WE LIVE AS IF WE HAVE ANOTHER LIFE ON THE HIGH RIDGE. WE PLAY RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN.
Why do we feel superior to nature? Why do we think that we are not part of nature but can exploit it for our benefit?
Leaving our own comfort zone?
Does our life lose quality if we do without animal products?
Is life no longer worth living if you stop consuming products that do not make you happy anyway? Does it hurt if we dispense with all forms of disposable plastic? Does it hurt us to pick up garbage from nature? Can we not sleep at night if we save as much energy and water as possible, or more often use public transport instead of the car?
Do we lose our personality, if we only show ourselves on social media from the “best side” and prove how great our life is? Or is it best to start talking about really important things that concern us all?
What happens when we question ourselves and our actions when we question all that our parents, grandparents, teachers, advertisers, and even politicians have “taught” us?
What happens when we strip every single layer of our expectations, beliefs, fears, and desires?
I am convinced that only when we seriously deal with these questions will we be able to set our EGO aside in order to preserve our habitat in order to be able to keep alive as a species of the human being.
We are all in the same boat, including politicians and industry. I am firmly convinced that we can be great. All of us should consider ourselves as a team that goes for the same goal.