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Before we started to burn coal, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was 280 parts per million. Today, it's over 400 parts per million. This isn't natural. We made this. And we continue doing this.
We also know that this isn't natural due to the science we've done over several decades (even before I was born!). I didn't know that. I spent several months researching and wrapping my head around the crisis we are experiencing. If you'd like to see it for yourself, NASA have some great reports and shows some easy to digest graphs showing the patterns of ice age recovery, or warming up. The speed with which we are warming up our home, Earth, now is nothing like nature does it itself. We are not in a recovery mode of any type, we are working on wipping out our own animal kind.
Many of my peers believe that our lives depend on coal. Look at all amazing things we have and can do due to the coal mining. It's also natural and it's science. Why should they suffer in work and life because our summers are a little hotter? I hear you. And I've questioned myself mutliple times.
My mind keeps coming back to this: all the amazing things we have today are slowly killing us because overdoing amazing things makes it bad for us, from too much food, too much sex, too much entertainment to too much coal None of these amazing things we all want to keep in our lives will actually matter when we are no longer here (because of them!). Change is hard. It's inconvenient. It probabaly won't make us more money (in a short run). Alternatives may cost more money, effort and mindfulness. We may have to change our lives. We may have to change our relationships with things we have and want.
I don't like it. I just want to keep driving my car around and feel good about plastic shopping bags. But if I don't change my relationship with all these things I like, Earth will change it for me, dead or alive ❤. Find the full video on my Facebook.