C2G. The worst poison for our human-friendly earth.
In December 2015, government representatives from all nations met in Paris for a global climate summit that was to set the stage for binding and effective measures to contain climate change. The results of the summit could actually produce significant change. However, the summit failed to address one of the underlying root causes for environmental degradation: human behaviour.
Despite some people denying that humans have played a key role in triggering current climate change, we do know from scientific evidence that our activities contribute significantly to climate change. If we continue with our hazardous model of exploiting our planet we will doubtless worsen our own living conditions. We are responsible for this, every single one of us. And we cannot free ourselves from this responsibility.
Therefore, technical and programmatical solutions to reducing climate gas emissions (CO2 etc.) should not be the only factors to explore. We need to change what must be viewed as the single most dangerous contributor to climate change. And this is C2G.
C2G is no chemical compound. Rather, it’s the combination of the human characteristics of convenience and greediness. These two characteristics have enabled the negative change that our environment and our climate underwent in the past decades. It’s our craving for more convenience … in mobility … in shopping … in eating … in anything we can think of. And it’s our uncontrolled desire for more. Ever more. Of anything we can think of. And this desire is being addressed, every day, by an array of companies all over the world. It is our desire for more that results in the production of so many things that damage our climate and our environment.
Everyone who is capable of shutting down C2G in his head will discover ways to improve his own environmental footprint. And the more of us will achieve this the better for all of us. Perhaps this is why the most difficult task of global leaders lies in explaining to their citizens that they themselves have much to contribute to combatting negative environmental change.