🌍 ecoTrain Question Of The Week Season 8.3: WHAT ACTION DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE TAKEN TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE?

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Welcome to this third QOTW week for season 8! This week we have a timely question, coinciding with today’s news about the COP26 Summit in Glasgow. Despite the rhetoric of many world leaders professing the importance of serious action on Climate Change.. it was, as Greta Thunberg said,"just more Blah Blah Blah". In fact, the most important changes in reducing coal usage nearly totally fell apart as India and China watered down the wording of the commitments. It seems really that despite the best efforts of some, it is still business as usual, and in fact business first. There was a very strong presence of oil back industry people at that summit, and who knows what kind of influence and pressures on each countries economies to keep things as profitable as possible. Still, it seems, money is way more important than the climate or our world. It does seem that there are just two things that can bring about the kind of change. One is public pressure, which is even today pretty minimal and fringe.. We don’t see any meaningful demonstrations or pressure from the general public to do anything differently. The second pressure will be a climate urgency, or even disaster, that could bring about so much chaos and loss that the system will have to adapt and start doing things differently.

Whilst all that is going on, here we are.. continuing our lives. There are some 'geniuses' that say we need a change in lifestyle in order to avert climate change. That to me sounds like the 'Fake News' words of large corporate entities that are only interested in profit. Our lifestyles are governed by our system of commerce and the pressures and incentives offered to that system by our governments. Our lifestyles could remain just the same, even better perhaps, with no negative effect on climate at all.. If the system itself provided incentives and reasons for companies to even bother trying to be ethical.

So this week, it's time to think deeper about this. There are so many layers and issues, and even good scientists cannot agree on exactly what the problem is, or indeed what to do about it. There are many options, and solutions to the climate crisis. Some of them are more drastic than others, some of them look at changes we can make as individuals, and some of them look at changes we can make to our system of governance, and what importance and priorities we put on business and profit. We can also look at the role ethics plays in our lives, and business. Is there a path to ethical business coming back? Is there a path to decentralising our power and bringing our world back in our control?

The question this week is really, what you think needs to be done to combat climate change. You can focus on anything that you think will make a significant difference! It may have nothing to do with CO2 emissions! It may have nothing to do with government. Maybe you think the changes we need to see are grass roots. Maybe we are the solution to the problems we have created? Maybe we are the last few generations who will ever witness this world living still in the industrial age. The future awaits us, and those beautiful futuristic visions we have all seen in pictures, illustrations and movies are about to come true. The question is which picture will we be looking at, the dark gloomy dome covered cities where people have to pay for air.. or the perfect clean and green world of real sustainable living.

I look forward to all your responses! Please try to choose a thumbnail that helps to capture the idea of your post rather than copy the thumbnail of this launch post. You may browse and use images totally freely without any issues from http://www.pexels.com, https://unsplash.com/images/stock/royalty-free, https://pixabay.com/. Also please make sure you remeber to use the tags #qotw and #ecotrain when you post to the ecoTrian community!



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SEASON 6

Should we have children whilst so many kids in the world are suffering?
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Anything is better than the fking retards in charge. XD

lol, thats probably true!

It’s sad that we, humankind, are the main reason for the drastic change of the global climate for these recent years. The question of this week is really hard to have a proper answer, but sure it will again raise our awareness about what’s happening to the Earth and what each individual can do to make a change. I will definitely give it a thought and I’m also looking forward to hear the ideas of others. Thank you @ecotrain for your great question!

Good timing! Have been waiting for this 😅

i look forward to your response!

If anything calls for herd action, it has to be this
If only everyone would own their own contribution to climate change and make the effort diligently...

We all should contribute to the cause. If we look at the NGOs or governments the chances are we shall never win. A blanket ban on anything is not going to help the cause anyways.

Very happy I found this. Motivated me to research my own nation more and found out many intriguing facts I wouldn't have known otherwise.

If anyone else is interested, take a look. What do I think needs to be done about climate change? https://ecency.com/hive-123046/@trezzahn/what-action-do-you-think-needs-to-be-taken-to-combat-climate-change-qotw-83

I think this is a very important question. It seems like you could write an entire book on the subject but I kept things short: Climate Change and the Economy

Below is the link to my answer to the question of the week
https://ecency.com/hive-123046/@mcluz/ecotrain-qotw-actions-to-combat