Art: Valerio Vidali

Why Take Action When You Can Delay? Here’s Why

Here is the deal with our climate. We have 6 to 10 years to get our act together and drastically bring greenhouse gas levels down. That’s the only way we might still keep global warming below an average of 1.5 degrees. You don’t need to look far to see what is happening already. But if we cross the line, we will regret it: dead oceans, failed crops, mass extinction, mass forced migration, wildfires, thousands of flooded coastal cities, dirty air, no chocolate. Not great!

The solutions are right in front of our faces: we need to cut down on meat (a lot), prevent the burning of more coal and other fossil fuels, divest from polluting industries, go to lifestyles based on local production and clean energy, waste less, and grow many many trees.

And yet. We choose to discuss and stall and negotiate. We pretend that short-term profits are equally important as things like life on this planet. As if we are weighing a pea and a watermelon and debating which one is heavier.

While the negotiations in Paris are over (we were there, too), the melon-pea dilemma is ongoing within governments (tax the polluters or... help them), organizations (good supply chains or… exploitation) and households (go for clean energy or... maybe some other time).

Why we choose to waste our time is beyond us. In the words of baby MJ, it could be easy as one-two-three:

1. Ease on down the road. Get informed. Look at the facts and the figures. Feel the heat. Scream!

2. Look at the man in the mirror. Or woman. Ask them to change their ways. Show them this list of actions or this one or another one. Don’t stop till you get enough.

3. You are not alone. Talk about it. At home, at work, online, in your communities. Join our Church of Climate Change! Plant trees. Remember the time. It’s now.

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