Sometimes I wish I were a scientist so that I could help improve the world in some way. Instead, after I barely avoided flunking intro to chemistry at high school, I decided to study business and law. Maybe I should have put more effort into science.
I read an article on how climate “apocalypse” fears stop people from having children on The Guardian the other day. Even though the article is based on a small-scale survey, I don’t think such fear is exaggerated at all. I mean, sorry to say it, but we are kind of sitting in our own s..t right now. I think some 90% of all the plastic produced/used until today has not been or cannot be recycled or something like that.
I feel grateful for living in a country that’s not hit by natural disasters often, but I am aware that in other parts of the world, a lot of people are suffering from hurricanes, typhoons, floods, extreme heat, droughts, and fires. I do not like to sound alarming, but when I read alarming news about the climate, I am alarmed! It is difficult to be optimistic about such an important topic.
Living without plastic? It’s almost impossible if you consider the importance and usage of plastic in our lives (talking about not-single use plastics). I’m hoping scientists can produce a decomposable type of plastic not in the future, but like, now. Living without a car? It’s possible in big cities but how about people who live in the countryside? And why do electric cars cost that much if their purpose is to help the environment? I believe more people will prefer them if they were cheaper compared to fossil-fuelled automobiles.
Coming back to the main question in the title of the blog… It is a difficult one to answer. And I would not expect anyone to share their ideas here either. But maybe it’s a question that should flash before our eyes before we make our next purchase, reserve our next vacation, or decide on an important subject.
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