Here’s why it’s time to take a new perspective on the climate change narrative…
Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, it is important to realize that the health of our planet is inextricably linked to the health and well-being (and indeed, survival) of our species. Figuring out how to keep our planet healthy and mitigate or deal with the impacts of climate change is essential – and there isn’t one single solution or “magic button” that is going to fix everything. Instead, we must continually discuss the issues and find ways to collaborate and enact meaningful solutions from the ground up. This means not only enacting sweeping changes in policy, but also taking small, individual actions that collectively make a difference in the long-term.
Do you oppose carbon taxation? Then vote for those who propose ways to enact alternative solutions that will achieve the same goal of reducing emissions. Not down with strict regulations on agricultural inputs? Then suggest other ways to reduce the impact of these chemicals on wildlife, waterways, and the food we eat. We must all be open to discussing solutions for the many environment-related issues facing our planet today – from food waste, to pollution, water usage, deforestation, sea level rise, etc.
These may seem like insurmountable issues, but working together, as well as collectively on an individual basis, we CAN enact real change! On a personal or local level, as this blog post suggests, you can take simple but impactful actions, such as “starting a community garden, riding your bike to work, or implementing a personal ban on disposable plastic use.”
It’s time to take the politics out of the discussion, and instead, learn to work together towards a common goal which benefits all of humanity: ensuring a healthy planet for our future!
Here is an interesting interview on why we should reconsider the current climate change narrative: