What Is The Point? A Young Person’s Perspective On The Earth, And Climate Change (Guest Post)

We can and will change it. We are a stupid species. We have to learn.

All we have is the moment. Nothing is forever. We have to work hard to make our limited time – all of us – as good as we can make it – for ourselves, the ones we love, all people and the rest of life on this planet.

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By Jon

“What’s the point (in learning), the world and everything on it is going to die anyway.”

This was a comment from a young lady to me yesterday. She is intelligent, independent and thoughtful. Someone who is much older in their thinking than their age. I would gladly talk to her about her opinions on anything.

What struck me was the fact that she is right. If what we read about climate change is to be extrapolated to the extreme, she will not have a future. I may do, if limited.

She indicated that the world is looking to their generation to fix things. That should not be the case. It is my generation who will fix it. We need the mass mobilization of people to apply pressures to governments and corporations.

An individual can change their habits but a population needs complete system change, which doesn’t happen overnight…

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