Climate Change denial is a huge issue. With sea levels rising, as well as water temperature, there are shifts in the fundamental balance of the planet. However, while to the lay man we are only really beginning to take notice of the effects of the warming of the planet, effects that are causing major natural disasters to occur globally and more frequently over the last 20 years or so, scientists have noted that our planet has been warming much faster in the last 1,300 years or so, than ever before in the history of this planet’s existence. The cause of this? Humans.
I’ve been reading a very interesting website: NASAs Climate Change Programme
It details how over the course of the milenia, “there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era. […]”, and provides evidence that humans are the cause. Go on, check it out and share the knowledge!
So, what can you do?
The link below that I have re-posted for you really highlights the very small changes that each one of us can make it in order to save water. It just takes a small amount of effort to see big changes.
While at home it is one thing to be able to make these changes more easily, but perhaps it is more difficult at work? I think that entirely depends on the company for which you work, and so I find myself in the fortunate position of being an office manager for an SME business. This means that at work I can try not to waste anything – I buy Fair Trade and organic fruit, coffee and other kitchen supplies, not forgetting the bio and green cleaning products for the cleaners. I also ensure that all toner cartridges and waste products from the printers are sent back to the manufacturers to be refilled/reused, that non-confidential papers and card are recycled, as well as any soft plastics, Tetra Pak packaging, tins, cans, glass, and basically anything that can be recycled. By doing so, I got our company the Green Eco Label here in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg is quite good at being green, despite the number of cars that cram into the little country every Mon-Fri from neighbouring countries, the commuters driving into work from France, Belgium and Germany. There are recycling points everywhere. We are very fortunate that the State encourages recycling programmes. Does yours?
Do you have the opportunity to make changes at home or at work? And if you are able to do so, would you? Do you believe these changes will make an impact, or do you think it’s too late for us?
There was one lady who didn’t give up for decades; didn’t give up protesting against Nuclear Disarmament, Climate Change Denial, and more. She passed away recently, and this clip touched me: