"Debater: Why does it not to live like ”it is too late to save the climate”"
"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"the DEBATE. I wonder if the day when we lost the fight for the climate, was the day that the IPCC released their report on climate change and instead we hear ”we have 12 more years to save the world” and decided to hear the ”end of the world 12 year”."
"Environmental issues are to sail up that our time of great challenge. The scientific community is united in that it is possible to keep the global temperature increase below 1.5 degrees. The laws of nature do not stand in the way of that goal. If we make the effort we can preserve the world we live in; the only thing that is required is our willingness. "
"So with that said I want to talk about hopelessness."
"For there were many who treated the autumn statement as an awakening, a call to adjust and set the requirements. But there were just as many who took it as a domedagsprofetia. As in instead of take-up of the report as a way forward, heard a proclamation that we have 12 years left to live. "
"I don't know how many times I during the autumn and winter have heard comparisons with the Titanic; heard people in my surroundings say: ”nothing to do about it, we might as well let the orchestra play as the ship sinks”."
"It is a reaction born of fear. To take in that we as humans have the power to remodel the world is difficult, and to accept that we unwittingly are on the way to destroy it is difficult. "
"It is a small trauma to realize that it does not require malicious intent to do harm. "
"Especially when you are just one of seven billion, and when the news is full of everything that is not done. When democracy is a long, difficult and complicated process where progress is slow, and the ideals can easily get lost in the bureaucracy."
"But to choose to see global warming as an inevitable judgement day is a form of denial. It is more convenient to choose to live for the day than to live for the future, just like it always is easier to take the next cigarette than it is to quit smoking. "
"To choose to take individual responsibility for their carbon footprint is to implicitly accept the possibility that maybe we will not succeed. To take responsibility for the damage we have already inflicted on our planet is to realize that the cigarettes we smoked may have already been enough to give us cancer."
"But the truth is that the world, in all likelihood, is not going to go under. It is just about to become much, much worse. We are moving right now is not against mankind's destruction, but towards a future of famine, exodus, epidemic medical crises due to water scarcity, raging forest fires and extreme weather patterns. "
"It is frightening to think that we have the power to do something about it. Of power is responsibility. But the earth's destruction is not on the road. About twelve years most of us will still be here."
"Despair is not an option. It is time to choose what kind of world you want to live in, for the apocalypse is not going to save you from the consequences of your actions."
"nCamilla Stone, author of"
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