In the final part of its sixth report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gives us three years to avoid the worst. I don’t have to be the only one who has experienced environmental anxiety in the past few days.
In this section, the IPCC proposes solutions to limit the increase in global warming to 1.5°C and give our planet a chance to remain viable for humans.
For example, we must significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and review our consumption habits.
It’s hard to pretend you don’t know that by maintaining the same way of life, you’re heading straight for the wall.
Are you ready for the changes?
Yes, world leaders must take concrete action to reduce the effects of the climate crisis, but I wonder if we, the people, are willing to make the necessary sacrifices to make it happen.
How would we react if our governments actually implemented drastic measures to tackle climate change?
Will we be ready to give up our deep-rooted habits?
Ask the real questions
It’s no longer just about recycling or taking reusable bags to the grocery store, there’s a lot to do.
We must be prepared to fundamentally change the way we live.
Think about it: Will you only be able to eat meat on the rare occasions?
Would you be willing to stop flying as much as you want?
Really to prioritize public transportation and cycling?
Now is the time to ask yourself how willing we are to change our lives for the future.
Climate change impacts can still be mitigated.
It is enough that we collectively have the audacity to see beyond our immediate comfort.
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