My darling friend and fellow blogger Neen has challenged me to a blogging game; A question a day in May!
She’s posed 31 questions for me to answer & post each day in May.
Day 1 question
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
There are so many things that I wish I could change about the world; gender inequality, poverty, hunger, over-fishing, child labor, animal cruelty, reality TV, vacuous celebrities, people dying before their time, blind religious beliefs, corporate greed….the list goes on. But for this exercise the one thing I’d most like to change is human impact on the environment. Of course there is much that we can do as individuals & households (like recycle, upcycle, reduce our carbon footprint by using public transport when possible and walk/cycle more, reduce our food waste, turn off unnecessary lights/heating/cooling, buying sustainable & ethical food and goods etc) and don’t get me wrong, these things make a huge difference when hundreds of thousands of individuals do it over & again (think of Earth Hour!) but the biggest impact to this cause would be a global adoption of environmental initiatives by every country especially the largest consumers like EU, USA, China, Australia, etc. We need a monumental policy shift in reduction of fossil fuels as a start. Governments need to admit that there is climate changed due to the way we’ve lived since the Industrial Revolution. We need to stop producing and consuming so much oil and utilise wind, hydro & solar power as primary energy. We need sustainable & ethical farming (meat, produce, coffee, cotton, honey, fish, paper, etc). It needs to become 100% about minimising our destructive footprint on the earth and less about the dollar.
Just like the movie plot from The Day the Earth Stood Still, maybe we need a technologically advanced alien race to come and kick our butts before we actually do anything about it…
It’s a serious issue that I lay awake worrying about at night. You didn’t think I could be that bleak on a Tuesday morning, huh?