Do you know where plastic comes from, the raw material? Metal, fence posts, lawn mowers, chicken breasts, chicken nuggets? The processes that make our lives simple, dependable, recognizable, are soaked in chemical and industrial processes. Removing those processes will have an enormous impact on our lives. That is exactly why we tend to allow for change-over to more chemical and industrial free alternatives.
The question then becomes how fast can those change-over processes alleviate the more pressing concern of global warming?
Much sooner then we expected parts of the planet are becoming uninhabitable. Every year fire and flood devastate millions of acres of once habitable land. Even planting a billion trees a year can not catch up to what is happening to the forests.
If we understood better that this process is rapidly changing all life, in all parts of the world. That the processes of convenience and daily life will be completely disrupted because nature, the place that provides our lives substance, will not survive.
Many will agree with me, while driving their cars, drinking from plastic containers, shopping in grocery stores. It is past time, as many scientists agree, for deciding what little life helpers we can give up. Soil is depleted, forests denuded, human birth rates are dropping, and we all know the wild fires.
By the time 11 year olds are 30 there will be 7 times the number of Atlantic Ocean hurricanes. We thought 15 were too many, but an average for 2050 will be 105, per three month season.
We mustn’t try to compensate for those numbers. All the people defending chemical and industrial processes will all be dead in 30 years.
We must face the truth, initiatives are wonderful. There just isn’t a way for the usual greenwashing, gaslighting, and coviniences of our childhoods. This is especially true of trying to connect power through a grid, or store CO2 in the ground.
We are damaged beyond those systems ability to catch up with climate change. Whether you are from USA, or Sweden, getting more people directly involved in mitigation and finding alternatives that are not only sustainable but outside the reach of big business, which harms more that it helps.
Start by seeking ways to drop conveniences by the wayside. Drop us a line, help us reach those who are silent, those who don’t agree, teach everyone, and there we can find hope.