Part of the journey of accepting that there is a predicament facing us is the realisation that what we all do on a daily basis has ramifications for the future of the environment and the human race. It seems highly likely that there will be massive changes in the coming years. If we can make these changes deliberately ourselves there is a possibility we could mitigate the worst of the shock. There is a list of lifestyle changes that people could make now, some reading them may find some really difficult, others may already practise them. The intention here is not to blame people for inaction or shame them into doing things, but to provide information on what is possible.
What we choose to eat can be a deeply personal decision. However, it is clear that eating meat, particularly mass produced beef, chicken and pork is particularly harmful to the environment. Cows emit methane which is a potent greenhouse gas. Growing cattle feed requires vast amount of land causing destruction of forests. Intensive farming causes other harms including pollution and poor tratment of livestock.
Watch this space.
“The scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade we face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies.”
“If we can do something about it, then do it. We can do it. We must do it.”