Climate Change and the Environment - what to do about it?

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ACTION! - Where do we go from here?

Only swift and drastic action can avert irrevocable damage to the world. iBerry does not believe it is alarmist or 'doomism' to simply point out that climate change is very obviously here and now for most people and its effects may be worse than previously predicted.

United Nations: Climate change refers to
long-term shifts in temperatures and
weather patterns, mainly caused by human
activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels.

We Don't Have Time

Not convinced? See Climate Change - The Basics

The science is quite clear but the main problem is people, particularly those in the higher reaches of government, who can't or don't want to accept that the climate emergency really is an emergency. But people in high places will listen if the others below shout loudly enough and that in itself is a people problem. Drastic measures to mitigate and actually adapt to climate change will be necessary but they will be ineffective unless people will accept and benefit from the unavoidable lifestyle changes ahead and are constructively involved in weighty decisions and challenges to come.

So where do we go from here? Optimism? Pessimism? Business as usual? Wake up and act! - but how? Any answers? Contact us please! We'll try to wake up too!

Climate Change and the Environment - what can be done?

Positive thinking and a degree of optimism here. Good! - provided the powers that be are willing to act. and on a more personal level .....

It's not too difficult to decide on practical actions that fit in with your own circumstances but putting them into practice is more of a problem, involving your inner feelings as well as rational thought.

  Young People with the right ideas!
Wake up to the harm that your species has inflicted on the Earth and make sure that your plans reflect your values and beliefs. Don't forget, that among so many other living things, you're simply a small part of nature in a vast interconnected ecosystem under threat. You don't have to cross the Atlantic in a sailing boat to make a difference but you might want to adopt something new in manageable stages.

For example, approaching vegetarianism by gradually cutting down on meat or using public transport more and more and your car less and less. Even switching off lights when not in use can make some difference and why not buy local organic produce rather than having food flown in from abroad? Maybe the greatest difference you can make will be by example. Explaining your reasons to friends, relatives, teachers, co-workers, casual acquaintainces, anyone, can motivate others - but be diplomatic!

See also Portal Room 9: ACTION! What can be done and how to do it and up to 100 more links including recent.

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