I just finished watching the Before The Flood documentary.
I feel like giving the Earth a hug and telling it sorry repeatedly.
I don’t think we all realise how much we’re hurting the Earth and the ecosystem. As much as I would like to see myself as a non-polluter, I still use palm oil for cooking, I still drive cars that contribute to carbon dioxide emissions, I still eat beef (although not too often because I don’t really like the taste of beef) that contribute to the methane emissions to the atmosphere.
The human race is going through a revolutionary phase. Technology is getting better and we’re making all this massive progress to create a better lifestyle for the future generation. All of this is great and I am a fan of all the latest gizmos. But we’ve neglected the state of our little planet we call home.
I still don’t understand why some people don’t believe in climate change. The data is there and we’re experiencing it right now. Extreme storms, droughts, rising sea levels, increasing temperature. We’re going through all of this and most of us aren’t really doing anything to make it better. In fact, we’re ignoring all these signs and just living with this guilt and saying to ourselves “we’re going to die anyway.”.
Somehow, the majority of us think the government will take care of it, magically. In reality, we are the ones responsible for making a change. That’s a common misconception with all people. They think whatever action they take are insignificant, so they end up not doing it at all.
Whatever you do in your life, as insignificant as you think it may be, if you do it every day, it’ll accumulate and lead to something bigger which in return will make you a better person or create the change you want to see in society.
I’m getting side tracked here.
If it’s about religion (which I don’t really understand why religion is a factor to not believe in climate change), it’s not really us trying to stop it from happening (trying to act God, if that’s what they’re implying), it is still going to happen. But, it’s more of an effort to slow down the rapidly increasing temperature. Whatever happens after the effort, we’ll have to accept it.
This is a catastrophic problem.
One that will probably eradicate life on earth. Possibly all humans. If it is what God Wills, then may God have mercy on our souls. This is what we deserve for all the years of greed and neglecting. But are we going to just sit around and not make an effort to take care of all God’s creation?
Not to mention nature is also suffering. The animals, the plants, the ocean life. Soon, all of the human kind will be suffering from lack of food resources and storms and droughts. There are some countries that have already suffered from the effects of global warming. Floods and storms are chasing them away from their homes.
Change is hard. But this particular problem has an expiry date.
We can’t deny it any longer. It’s already happening. The future generation is counting on us to take action. They don’t understand it yet, but we do.
We hold the responsibilities for an awesome-r future.
Embrace that responsibility and make something great.
We all have to.
P.S. This might be the year I’m getting environmentally more conscious. Which is great but also weird. But also necessary.