There will be no #vaccination for climate change. .
Yes, carbon emissions will go down this year due to the coronavirus, but eventually humanity will get back to business. And when the Greenland and Antarctic ice melts, when the Amazon dries up, they are gone…forever.
My point being, in the midst of this crisis, let’s please ALSO stay focused on the even more consequential, permanently damaging issue : climate breakdown.
Unfortunately, the anti-science right wing crowd in the U.S. (and batshit crazy Bolsonaro in Brazil, among others) continue to willfully ignore and deny. Their greed and obstructionism, and deliberate dissemination of misinformation, is allowing, and will allow, many millions of people & animals to suffer and die for centuries to come. .
For us, these people are to be viewed as terrorists. And yes, I use the word “terrorists” deliberately. Because their actions are ultimately going to be the cause of much terror around the world.
Of course, many may not care that man has despoiled the earth, such is their focus on financial profit. But the cost of dealing with #climatebreakdown will be far greater. As the #environmentalist Judy Bonds once said, “There are no jobs on a dead planet".
Personally, I feel that if you are making an effort to do something, anything, to improve life on this planet - no matter how local, how small - it is good, & worthwhile. Whether you decide to no longer eat meat from factory farms, or you’re avoiding single use plastic, or rejecting vegetables sprayed with #pesticides , thank you for doing something. .
Photo is ELEPHANT FOOTPRINTS, AMBOSELI 2012 .
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