Over the past 18 months when we all retreated from the world due to Covid-19, through my writing I used that time to good effect. As a writer, I write about issues on my blog @TheCPDiary that affect us all; the issues that are out there.
Since I started writing 11 years ago, I am looking at a totally different world. I am struggling to wrap my head around what’s happening in the world, and the fact that generally we care more about ourselves, than we do the planet.
Now that we’re out of lockdown and the world has opened-up again, we’re taking more holidays and more flights to make up for lost time and whilst holidays are a welcome break, we also need to think about our carbon footprint in terms of climate change and what air travel is doing to the planet; but it’s not just flights. Countries are continuing to see significant change in seasonal weathers. Those are continually being reported on with scientists putting these changes down to climate change.
But there needs to be significant change from each of us. Certain governments are ignoring the problems and other governments are doing too little to sort the issues out presently. We’re failing future generations, by caring about ourselves, rather than thinking about the planet, the natural world and the effect our lifestyles are having on both. But the reality is that unless we care enough, there will be very little for future generations.
We are all responsible for the planet and we have to want to care and be a part of the change. Through global warming, we will continue to get sicker and die, and animals will continue to be become extinct. Where the natural world can continue to change and evolve, it won’t be the same for the human species.
This is clearly a subject that will divide, but even where it will divide, it doesn’t take away the facts; they shouldn’t be ignored. All the environmental and global issues I write about on my blog are real issues and we’re running out of time. Scientists couldn’t be clearer.
We need to be more mindful about how our lifestyles are affecting the planet, and change those lifestyles to protect ourselves and future generations.