Some thoughts about climate change and why we are where we are.

  • The earth seems so big, we couldn't possibly use all the resources.
  • The atmosphere seems so big we couldn't possibly pollute it to the point of hurt us.
  • Rubbish isn't a problem. I put it in the bin and the government takes it away... somewhere.
  • The world is so advanced now, we'll come up with a solution to fix it.
  • There is always food in the supermarket and there is always water coming out of the tap.
  • 1.5 degree temperature increase isn't much.
  • We've always had bush fires, floods, heat waves.

What I've come to understand

  • The world isn't infinite.
  • There is no such place as 'away'.
  • Any action multiplied by 7.7 billion is a lot. 7.7 billion meals each day. 7.7 billion drinks of water.
  • Access to food and water will change dramatically over the next 10 years.
  • The advanced, capitalist, growth at all cost world has some amazing capabilities, but if it prioritises greed, self and consumption then we will go further away from sustainability
  • The world has been stable, for 10,000 years, but it is a lot more fragile than you think.
  • We've never had this level, duration, frequency and timing of bush fires, floods and heatwaves.

It's everyones problem.



Photo by Etienne Girardet on Unsplash

Aug 29, 2022

More from 


View All
No items found.

Join Our Newsletter and Get the Latest
Posts to Your Inbox

No spam ever. Read our Privacy Policy
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.