Our time is running out. If we don’t open our eyes NOW and start actively doing something for our planet, the face of the earth will change forever. Therefore, I show you how you can protect the environment. Don’t we owe it to our children?
Why should we protect the environment?
It is quite simple: The environment is our habitat. And to preserve it, we should protect it.
Life has come a long way: everything in this world is miraculously attuned to each other. But if one link in the chain is missing, the order gets out of kilter.
Humans manage to severely damage more and more limbs – not out of malicious intent, but because they have lost sight of the interrelationships. Or out of convenience. Maybe also because the focus of the education system is on the growth of the economy and not on the preservation and protection of the environment.
We are all together on our "spaceship earth" on the way through space and time. Shouldn’t we do everything we can to keep the life support systems working?
What is important for the environment?
It’s important for the environment that we minimize the damage we cause with our lifestyle and get involved. Our environment needs us – every single one.
We have not developed the highly developed brain, so that we can let ourselves be sprinkled in front of the TV. Don’t you feel it is a tremendous waste of potential? I think we should try to make the most of it and find solutions – to the problems on the planet and to the preservation and development of our environment. The earth can be a beautiful place for all who live on it, if we take care of it.
What can each individual do for the environment?
In this post I will now present the ways and measures you can take to do something for your environment and nature. Many things can be done without much effort, others are difficult, cost time and/or money. Sometimes it is enough to just do nothing. Let’s go!
1. Living and shopping vegan
By far the greatest damage to the environment is caused by man’s unbridled hunger: The desire for products that come from animals or are obtained with their help.
Huge areas are needed just for keeping and feeding cattle. To create this, the rainforest is destroyed – the green lungs of the earth. You can find more on this topic at the Albert Schweitzer Foundation.
If you want to learn more about the relationship between humans and non-human animals, I recommend the documentary Earthlings. Caution: This movie will change your life forever.
Maybe you have long been convinced to go vegan for the sake of our environment? Here we have compiled some purely vegan online stores for you. There you can be sure that you do not support animal suffering. The offer is mostly "organic. And the companies are managed sustainably.
If you want to protect the environment? The vegan life is one of the biggest steps you can take to this end.
2. Interval fasting
If you skip one meal a day, you’re not only doing something for your health. It also saves the food that would have been eaten at the meal. So they don’t have to be produced. A clear plus for the environment.
3. Food from nature
In our latitudes you will find countless fruit trees and shrubs. There you can help yourselves for free. The appropriate platform for this is Mundraub.
But you can also prepare meals from dandelions, goutweed and other "weeds". This is guaranteed "organic", healthy and interesting in taste. And: The superfood costs nothing.
4. Self-sufficiency with (Schreber) garden
With fruit and vegetables from your own garden, you not only know what you have on your plate. You also learn an insane amount about the environment, the interrelationships in nature and how food is grown. In addition, gardening acts like meditation and is a perfect balance to working in the office.
Apples from your own garden: guaranteed organic and healthy
5. Weekly market: buy regional and seasonal
In almost every city there is a weekly market. Here, farmers and gardeners from the region offer their produce, which is in season right now. "Our" favorite gardener grows his fruit and vegetables without "chemicals" and with the help of "beneficial insects" – classically "organic", but without a seal of approval. His cucumbers still grow in real soil. And not, like the ones from the supermarket (no matter if organic or not), in nutrient wool. Quality you can taste.
If you want to buy at the market, ask the sellers anyway, if the goods are from own cultivation (if it is not marked). Because some suppliers buy "only" on the wholesale market. The products that you find in every supermarket come from there.
6. Prefer organically grown food
Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, preservatives, ..
Conventional agriculture" uses all kinds of toxins that are harmful to the environment and that you certainly don’t want in your body.
7. Eliminate palm oil from your diet
Not only because of animal husbandry and the cultivation of animal feed, the green lungs of the earth have to "believe it". More and more rainforest gives way to plantations with oil palms. The orangutan has become a symbol for the destruction of its habitat for palm oil and palm fat. Moreover, these saturated fats are a danger for your health. But because palm oil is so cheap and has "desired properties", you will find it more and more in ready-made products.
It is good for the environment if you do without products that contain palm oil. If you want to know more about this, you can find the info in our article "10 reasons why we avoid palm oil – and how we make it happen".
8. Reusable instead of disposable
I don’t have to write much about that, do I?? You know it from beverage bottles. Of course, you can take this idea even further. For example, when I shop around the corner, I always have the sauerkraut filled directly into a large jar, which I use for this purpose over and over again. Plastic bags will soon be a thing of the past when we bring out the good old cotton bags and nets for our shopping.
9. Tap and spring water instead of bottled water
Companies that sell bottled water do not sell the water, but the bottles. In Germany you can drink tap water without hesitation. Because it is more strictly controlled and much cheaper than bottled water.
Where you don’t trust tap water, you can filter it. Or you can use fresh spring water from water sources near you.
10. Conserve resources through minimalism
What is not needed does not have to be produced. After all, that would be uneconomical. Often we create something just on a whim – and then it lies around unused. Let’s save the environment and resources by buying only what we really need. And pass on things we don’t need to others. Want more tips on minimalism?? At Healthy Habits you will find what you are looking for.
11. Passing on and exchanging clothing
Do you still wear all the clothes in your dressers?? If not, I’m sure you can find someone who will be happy about it. Clothes that aren’t produced "new" don’t consume resources. One of the most popular platforms on the net for this is the Kleiderkreisel.
12. Second hand and free shops
I am a big fan of second hand stores. Even hip brand clothes can be found there at low prices.
Even more beautiful are the free shops. People bring things there that they no longer need and can browse through the offerings to their heart’s content. And all that for free. If you use these offers, you don’t produce waste and you don’t waste resources. The operators are happy to receive a small donation.
13. Environmentally friendly and fairly produced clothing
If you are looking for something new and unusual, it is in the interest of environmental protection to pay attention to the origin. When buying, it is advisable to evaluate the clothes according to the following questions, for example:
- Which materials are used? Are they biologically produced and well degradable? Natural fibers like cotton, linen or hemp are best. Synthetic fibers end up in the environment when washed, contributing to the microplastic problem in waterways.
- How raw materials and clothing are produced? Are chemicals used? If the goods come from Bangladesh or the new T-shirt costs less than a loaf of bread, you can be sure that either children are employed or the workers are not paid fairly.
- What are the clothes dyed with? Are the colors and imprints compatible for the environment?
Before you throw away old stuff, you can think about making something else out of it. For example, you can turn discarded T-shirts into fashionable tote bags or scouring pads. Some people create real works of art from garbage. Plus you save on garbage fees.
Here we show you how to make a washstand for kids from an old chair.
15. Misuse and reuse for handicrafts and painting
This is the easy form of upcycling. My Evi likes to do handicrafts – when I look in her cupboard, I always think: "Messis live here."
She saves everything that might come in handy for crafting somewhere and sometime in the future. And the backs of printed paper can at least be used for coloring for our kids.
16. Wrapping gifts in an environmentally friendly way
At my parents’ house, it was common to save wrapping paper and ribbons. They were then used again at the next opportunity. I think it all still exists even today. In the same way, you can tie gifts in cloth towels and ribbons that can be reused. If you like to use paper, you can use newspaper.
16. Paperless office
Countless folders filled with tons of paper. Every email is printed. This is what everyday life looks like in many companies. The paperless office is a remedy. Instead of letters one writes e-mails. And all documents can be stored on your own computer, on the company’s server or in the cloud. With a DMS software you always have an overview and can find everything again quickly.
17. Use recycled paper
No trees have to die for recycled paper. If it’s even unbleached and untreated, it’s the best paper you can use.
18. Use existing residential and commercial spaces
If you need a roof over your head or are starting a new company, you can look around the market for properties that are offered there. Then there is no need to waste resources on new construction.
19. "No advertising"
A sticker with the inscription "Please no advertising and free newspapers" keeps your mailbox and the environment clean, if this advertising is then no longer produced.
20. Planting trees
It’s powerful to plant trees for our environment!
A tree provides shade. It releases oxygen into the atmosphere – and water. It cools its immediate surroundings. On and around it teems with life. It provides a nest and home for birds, fungi, and countless insect species. Hedgehogs find shelter in its foliage in winter, vixens live with their pups under its roots. Such a tree is something wonderful!
You can hug it, dance around it, talk to it, rest in its shade and listen to the rustling and chirping of birds in its crown. A tree like this is the epitome of life. But one tree alone is unfortunately not enough.
We need many trees, even whole forests, to bring nature back into balance. And yet: every tree counts. If every person in Germany planted a tree somewhere protected today, there would be over 80 million young trees. Let it be 10 trees, and that every year … the face of the world would be unrecognizable. But we might have to sacrifice areas for this. The kind where energy crops are grown today. Or spruce monocultures, which are dying everywhere at the moment anyway. We need sustainable forest management. Peter Wohlleben knows how it works.
Pardon me for writing so much here. Admittedly, this topic is particularly close to my heart.
"Those who plant trees even though they know they’ll never sit in their shade have at least begun to understand the meaning of life." (Quote: Rabindranath Tagore)
21. Giving nature space
You can also make room for nature in small ways. Does it always have to be the concrete garden or the perfectly trimmed lawn?? Is not a meadow of flowers much more beautiful and interesting?
22. Create habitats and biotopes
There are so many beautiful ideas for providing a home for plants and animals. For example, you can build ponds, insect hotels or green facades and roofs.
23. Urban greening
Our cities can become green oases. Urban gardening and guerrilla gardening are just two ways the city can be made greener.
24. Avoid soil with peat
More and more raised bogs are disappearing because people buy potting or planting soil with peat additives at the hardware store. But it’s not even necessary. Fortunately, there are suitable alternatives without peat – if you absolutely have to buy soil.
25. Teaching children about environmental protection
Children imitate us adults. If we care about the environment with enthusiasm, they will too.
26. Reading to children and explaining connections
Young people are curious and excited about how the world works. They soak up the knowledge downright in themselves. We can support them in this by reading to them and answering their questions. For older children and for reading aloud, the book "How’s the world going and what’s tomorrow?" the right support on the subject.
27. Environmentally friendly toys
I detest this plastic garbage that Chinese manufacturers call "toys" and not only ruin the environment with it. Those who buy such toys for children also show that they do not take them seriously in their nature.
Ecological, robust and reflecting reality as closely as possible – this is how toys should be made. And when it’s "played with," you can pass it on to others.
Maybe your children also find it good to exchange toys with friends? The internet also offers great opportunities to rent toys.
28. In order not to pollute the environment: diaper-free
A baby growing up without diapers? There should be such a thing? Certainly! The "diaper-free movement" is, according to my feeling, already relatively large. More and more young parents are interested. And it is also quite easy to learn how to communicate with the baby. Diaper-free saves an incredible amount of waste and – if all goes well – lots of laundry.
29. Avoid plastic waste
Crude oil is not a renewable resource. However, our entire economy is built on this "black gold". It serves as a fuel and lubricant. And most everyday objects would simply not exist without petroleum. Because it is the raw material for plastics and fibers. Car tires, cell phone covers, toys, clothing and keyboards – almost everything in our "modern world" is made of petroleum.
Plastic causes big environmental problems. Despite recycling, far too much waste still ends up in nature and the oceans. We experienced this ourselves on our trip. Here in the report about Montenegro you can get a picture of it.
Food and beverages in plastic often absorb chemicals from the packaging. They act like hormones in the body and are suspected, for example, of causing "chalk teeth" in children – something that already affects one in three children today!
Unfortunately, "greenwashing" is often practiced on this topic. This is when bamboo toothbrushes with nylon bristles are advertised as "environmentally friendly" instead of the regionally produced plastic or wooden toothbrushes. Because the bamboo brushes usually come from China – by container ship.
30. Buy long-lasting products
Still exists? In the past, the labels "Made in Germany" or "Made in GDR" stood for solid quality. Nowadays you are forced to dig through countless reviews and testimonials on the WWW to find out whether this or that product is any good and worth its price.
Example: Have you ever been annoyed by coated pans that scratch? On the one hand, the coating ends up in the environment and in food. On the other hand, you have to replace them all the time.
The OLAV pans promise to be particularly sustainable. They are made of copper and cost from 200 euros. But you can buy them through middlemen and intermediaries for as little as 115 euros. The special thing about OLAV pans is a service where you can have the coating renewed for about 30 euros. This means that the pans can be used for a lifetime. In my opinion, the concept is cumbersome, unsustainable and redundant, but a good example of "greenwashing".
We love sturdy pans made of iron. They don’t give off any questionable substances to food. Instead, keep the food healthy. Even their content of iron is still a little pumped up. The inexpensive iron pans are easy to maintain and last for many generations. Well burned in they put every coated pan in the shade.
31. Repair instead of throwing away
If you repair or have repaired what has been broken, you save resources and protect the environment. Unfortunately, something is fundamentally wrong in our society. For one thing, the products are given the "planned obsolescence". For another, repairing them today is often more expensive than buying new ones. In addition, advertising suggests that we always need the latest of the new to be "in".
32. Environmentally friendly body care and cosmetics
For daily care it really does not need much. All those chemical-laden creams and shampoos in plastic tubes are unnecessary at best. For those who still can not do without: There is already a wide range of natural and vegan care products that leaves nothing to be desired.
I myself, as a man, like to make do with a bar of pure vegetable Aleppo soap for washing and some baking soda for the smells under my arms. For teeth, I use toothpaste in a tube that is recyclable and a toothbrush that is produced in the region. If a toothbrush still looks good, cleans the teeth noticeably and is well rinsed, one can use it also longer than it is written on the package.
Evelin used rye flour to wash her hair for a while and was very happy with it. And our kids also love their homemade toothpaste.
At Big Green Smile and at ULTRA-GREEN (completely plastic-free) you can find more ideas and products for ecological and natural body care.
33. Environmentally friendly travel
It is generally known that cruises and air travel are anything but good for the environment. If you travel by bus, train or even by bike, you leave the smallest ecological footprint. Even with the car you get to your destination economically in comparison.
It also makes sense to choose destinations that are closer to home. If you want to go to the seaside, you’ll find beautiful beaches on the North and Baltic Seas, for example. And those who love stark rock formations can be happy in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, for example. I don’t think that you necessarily have to go as far away as possible to find recreation. Do you know what it’s like to come home stressed and exhausted from a long-distance trip that you’ve planned from start to finish?? It does not have to be.
34. Cycling and walking
Cars consume particularly large amounts of fuel on short journeys because the engine is not yet at operating temperature. If it’s not quite so far away, you can walk or cycle to the bakery, supermarket or work.
35. Use public transportation
Take the bus or train at fixed times. Of course, it is more effective if the seats are all occupied and as many people as possible are riding along. Many people are put off by the comparatively high fare. Because if I travel alone, I can still get away cheaply by public transport. But when I travel with others who all have to pay the same high fare, the car again has a clear advantage. In some countries and cities, public transport is already free of charge. I think this idea needs to become more widespread.
36. Form car pools
Driving to university or work together protects the environment and your wallet. If you have problems filling up your car, you can offer to give a lift to others who want to go in the same direction. If there is room in the car, you can also take hitchhikers with you. This is a great way to meet new people.
37. Use regenerative energies
From the forces of the earth, the wind and the water and from the radiation of the sun we humans can win large quantities of energy.
You can, for example, choose a green electricity provider. In this case, the electricity from the socket is still the same as before. But the revenue benefits companies that generate electricity from renewable energy sources.
Or you generate your own solar power with a PV system, which you can feed into the grid or use on your own. In windy regions, a small wind turbine is also worthwhile.
Biomass is also considered "regenerative. However, this requires a lot of land for the cultivation of "energy crops" and also the carbon dioxide stored in the plants is released again. Also with the excrements from the mass animal husbandry gas is produced in the biogas plants. This is neither vegan nor particularly sustainable.
38. Heating and ventilating properly, renovating buildings
If you lower the room temperature by one degree Celsius, you save about six percent energy. Often it is enough to put on a warm sweater to avoid freezing.
A short breeze or cross-ventilation saves more heating energy than leaving the windows tilted all day.
And if you are a proud homeowner, there are also a number of measures you can take to save energy and thus protect the environment.
39. Rechargeable batteries instead of batteries
Modern batteries last a very long time before they need to be replaced. Batteries are thrown away after one use. Unfortunately, both batteries and accumulators are hazardous waste that must be disposed of as such. But if there is no other way, it always makes sense to use rechargeable batteries.
40. Energy-saving lamps and LED or incandescent lamps?
One thing is for sure: ESL are long-lasting and consume little energy. LEDs last even longer and are much more economical in consumption. Both sound sensible. Apart from the energy consumption, these lamps are a disaster for the environment! You can read more about this here.
If the energy comes from renewable sources or (with luck) will be generated by fusion in the future, the light bulb should be the illuminant of choice. Because the material it is made of is harmless to the environment and to health.
I think it makes more sense to rethink your own behavior when dealing with the light. When we were in Norway, where electricity is cheap, we noticed that the energy-saving lamps were switched on all day long. Shouldn’t you just switch off the light when you don’t need it??
41. Puppet theater instead of television! Or: Playing instead of watching
It doesn’t always have to be the TV or the computer to entertain children. If you want to save energy and give your children a treat, you can put on a puppet show or read them a book. When you do something together with your children, you strengthen the bond.
42. Collecting garbage
Nature is happy about garbage collection actions. You will be amazed at what people throw away. You can then take the waste to the municipal waste disposal service.
If you have ever been to a beach outside of the tourist season, you may have noticed the huge amounts of garbage washed up by the sea. You can also pick up garbage on the beaches before it is washed back into the sea. Unfortunately, the pollution here is sometimes really extreme.
43. Separate waste correctly: Recycling and proper disposal
Admittedly: Many people find this difficult. Although it is written on many garbage cans nowadays what belongs in them and what doesn’t. In many southern European countries, recycling is still completely unknown. There, people either dispose of their garbage in nature or everything is burned.
We are far away from that in Germany. But here, too, word has not yet spread everywhere that batteries have no place in household waste, and briefcases, paintings and clothes have no place in the yellow garbage can.
44. Use recycling centers
Old CDs, DVDs, batteries, lamps, electrical appliances, metals and much more can be disposed of at recycling centers without any problems. That’s what they are for. There, the stuff is then sorted, separated and recycled.
45. Using compost
If you have the space, you can build a compost and dispose of your organic waste there. The life inside transforms the organic waste into humus. You can use it for example in the garden or give it away.
46. Water and rags instead of wet wipes and kitchen roll
You can clean just as well with a damp or wet cloth as with wet wipes and kitchen roll. How many trees have to die just so that people can "mop up" something with them?? Sorry, but that makes me want to puke.
47. Keeping water clean
Water is precious. Therefore we should keep it pure and not pollute it with foreign substances. The best way to do this is to avoid harmful chemicals in the home and for personal care. The clearer and cleaner the water that goes down the drain, the better it is for the environment.
For example, you can use baking soda, soda and citric acid for cleaning. Cleaning the stove and pots with a stainless steel sponge is at least as good as using scouring cream and "oven cleaner".
And you can use washing balls in the washing machine. This is usually enough to get the laundry clean. By the way, laundry also dries in the air and in the sun.
Speaking of washing machines, today’s household appliances have "eco-programs". If you use them, you can save electricity and/or water.
49. Rainwater harvesting
You can use rainwater, for example, to water your garden or flush the toilet. It’s good for the environment and costs nothing.
50. Seals and product inquiries
There are many seals that show under which conditions a product has been produced. Various bio seals, the "Veganblume", the Blue Angel or the PEFC seal. They all help to choose products that stand for sustainability and environmental protection.
Often enough producers leave out such seals because they cost a lot of money. Who is not sure about a product, because such a seal is missing, can make a product inquiry. This can be done comfortably by mail or contact form on the websites of the companies.
But even here you have to be careful. Do you know cocoa and chocolate on whose packaging the manufacturers advertise "certified cocoa"?? Unfortunately, this has nothing to do with fair wages, the reforestation of forests or the rejection of corruption and child labor. The same applies to palm oil. There is no such thing as sustainable palm oil.
51. Take a job in environmental protection
If you feel called, you can take a job in environmental protection. There are some job boards for green and sustainable jobs. The best known are:
For environmental protection, employees of an NGO collect garbage on a stretch of beach in Montenegro
52. Donations for environmental protection
Those who have money to spare can donate it to organizations and activists who work for the environment and for our fellow creatures. The choice is wide. I find Sea Shepherd and their work important. Also mercy farms and people who rescue animals from factory farming are happy about every donation.
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Bottom line: every step matters.
The article has become longer than I thought. As you can see, there are many ways to protect the environment. Not everyone has to work through the whole list. The key is to become aware of the impact that our actions and what we do not do have on the environment. Every step, every action, makes a contribution to a future for this world in which we "live well and happily," in the words of Dr. Angela Merkel.
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Now a very daring question, but I’ll ask it anyway: do you believe that climate change is as man-made as the media make it out to be?? Bzw. one can speak of a climate "crisis" at all? I am curious to read from you.
this is a complex topic, which I can only answer inadequately here in the commentary. But when I follow what is reported from all over the world, it seems that the natural disasters are getting worse every year:
– extreme heat, droughts, forest fires
– Storms, floods, tornadoes
– melting polar ice caps and rising sea levels
– Insect and species extinction, coral bleaching, etc.
– Diseases, epidemics and "pandemics" in flora and fauna
We, who already have a few years on this planet under our belts, only need to "look" at. When we do this, we find that humanity is headed straight for the abyss. Unfortunately, many people do not seem to be aware of the interrelationships in nature. With the result that everyone just keeps doing what they are doing – without thinking about the impact on the environment.
Of course, the climate has always been subject to fluctuations in the history of the earth and has always "changed" over the eons – even without us human beings. But I am sure: The current changes of the climate are to a large extent due to Homo sapiens. Not only because CO2 (from energy production) and methane (from animal husbandry) are blown into the atmosphere, but also because we treat the earth as if we had a second one.
There are hardly any real, natural virgin forests left to absorb and convert CO2. And the ones we have are threatened with clearing. Forested areas are cooler and more humid than "bare" places. New forests are created all by themselves, if we would just "let" nature do its thing. I see that in our garden, where every year deciduous trees want to reestablish themselves (but are not "allowed" to do so, because the garden is not ours). The environment would regenerate quite fast and could adapt to the climate, if we would not constantly stand in its way.
However, the largest carbon sink on earth is the oceans with their phytoplankton. But with the fishery humans intervene massively in biological processes, as the documentary Seaspiracy shows impressively.
We live now and need, also in view of a growing world population, the climate as we are "used to" it. As it is comfortable for us and our descendants – without all the extremes we currently see all over the world and will surely see in the future.
Worth reading and, in my opinion, excellent Wikipedia articles on the subject:
thanks for your quick and so comprehensive response.
I may also write something about it. I have until ca. two weeks never questioned that the strong climate changes could not only be man-made. The issues of insect mortality, overfishing, etc. I do not question at the moment also at all. I have been allowed to notice through the Corona situation how much false information is being spread, how expertise based on studies and gathered by high profile experts is being presented in the public media as just false, fake news etc. is spread, is suppressed, is deleted in order to manipulate the great mass (and how also Wikipedia articles are manipulated in favor of the common opinion and to the disadvantage of the persons concerned in the articles). This made me wake up resp. i wonder if we are to be manipulated so much now, it may or probably has been that way before with other topics? As a matter of course, I assume that everything said in the major media about the climate, for example, is true? What about the hype about Greta?
I am just asking questions and actually so far or somehow still on the same steam as you Patrick. I thought since you question so much, live alternatively it might be interesting to hear your/your opinion on this.
There is to read some that CO2 has not at all the influence on the temperature rise. Please don’t get me wrong, Patrick. I have as said so far always, when I heard from certain parties or so, they deny the (man-made) climate change directly thought, how can one only. Now I am in a phase of questioning and would like to understand, which moves humans to it that they come to such an opinion. I have now read or heard about this from different sides – from people from the "spiritual" area as well as from other experts. e.g. I came across this book but haven’t read it and now haven’t researched who is behind it. I share it here nevertheless times (may one that here??) "Unwanted truths – What you should know about climate change". I am very curious what you say to something like that, I would be very happy to read your opinion about it If you want to write something about it.
PS: what comes to my mind, it is even assumed by some that weather is controlled, (keywords geoengineering, chemtrails, SRM&) HAARP) This speaks for the influence of the climate, but from a completely different perspective. But I am not yet in the topic. Is put anyway like so many things into the conspiracy corner.
Short addendum: So that we need to protect the environment, need another approach back to nature, everything that lives around us, that we currently exploit nature, pollute etc, that’s out of question. I’m really "only" concerned about global warming right now. And should it ever be so that there is something to it, that it is not man-made in the measure as I assumed so far, the consequence would not be that one should live then further in such a way as we do it on the earth. By bspw. Driving a car pumps even more into the air than CO2… that’s just a brief comment.
I am very cautious about such things and also question the arguments against "man-made climate change" (others do the same, for example here and here). One must not believe in any case everything what comes on the television. But that doesn’t mean that you should uncritically accept everything that is floating around the internet especially on Youtube, Telegram and Facebook.
Basically, it is clear and obvious to me that man has massively driven global warming since industrialization. Not only by factory farming and emitting CO2, but also by upsetting the natural balance – by wiping out more and more carbon sinks.
That CO2 has an effect on temperature is proven. You only have to look at our neighboring planet Venus. The atmosphere there is mostly carbon dioxide and on the surface it is over 400 °C. Venus is the best example for the greenhouse effect by CO2.
There is so much "info" and opinions published about Corona that I switched off long ago myself. But that does not belong here, because it has nothing to do with the environment. Maybe there will be another article about this, but I don’t feel like it. This is not my / our mission. In my opinion, everyone can hold this as he is funny. If you let the "information" out of your life, it becomes calmer, more peaceful and more balanced. Then you can concentrate on compassion and joy again. But many people start once to follow all the news and opinions – no matter from which direction they come – and then can not stop.
If you wade too deep into the "conspiracy swamp", you eventually get stuck and can’t get out of it. Then you start to believe in the flat earth, lizard people, blood-drinking elites, chemtrails, etc. to believe and to create enemy images.
We need to realize that everything is interconnected and one cannot exist without the other. Everything we do has an effect on something else. Many species on earth can not adapt so fast to such a rapidly changing climate. I am sure that in our lifetime we will see many species become extinct that in our childhood still walked the planet as a matter of course.
Thank you very much, dear Patrick.
Yes, that actually made me feel good at that moment, what you wrote. Where to put the focus, that is so important. And the researching of too many topics and information bring me also mostly rather completely from my center and worry me.
Thanks also for the links.