3 weeks ago
We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ⠀ ↟
1 molecule of methane is equivalent to 23 molecules of CO2 . And of methane in the atmosphere, nearly all of it is due to livestock. ⠀
80% of Indonesian rainforests have been burned down for palm oil plantations and production.
We have less then 10 years to cut our emissions of CO2 in half. That's only for a 50% chance of staying below a 1.5 °C of global temperature rise above pre-industrial levels. What a wild time to be alive. ⠀
Trying not to sweat the details of the problems, causes and consequences, just want to jam and free flow with where my head is at: I'm in my mid twenties. I try to wrap my head around of my younger siblings who are nineteen and fifteen. Born into a world where people in power have failed to grasp the greatest threat to humanity. Where within 24 hours, political leaders declare a climate crisis and simultaneously approve oil pipeline expansions. Where future archaeologists who study the earth, will mainly find plastic. Where our time will be remembered as the Fossil Fuels and Plastic Age. ⠀
I'm fighting back tears here.
If I have kids, I fear that they won't know the outdoors as I did. The Salish seas and tall green trees of BC could look quite different. Snow might become a super eccentric adventure and flooding/fires the norm.
This all feels very apocalyptic.
For years it was easy to be in a positive feedback loop regarding climate - hopeful. Tons of reasons generated to feel reassured. Humans are incredible, just look at us: we have the capacity to innovate and band together in the face of crisis. Which is true. But the people in power—politicians who sprinkle their speeches with aspirational and phony pronouns "us" and "we" aren't willing to disrupt business as usual. We need to be in voluntary discomfort and change our way of existence. This is not a fucking drill. This is happening. ⠀
Show up today for #climatestrike. This is our money, our taxes, our savings and our future. Demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and a profit over people system. Demand the restoration, protection and funding of the planet.