I am a Sustainable Living enthusiast, but I have taken very little action to become a Sustainable Living practitioner. There is a big difference between aspiring to do something and actually taking concrete steps towards doing that thing. Action is more important than words or intentions.
This was reiterated to me by my new Guru – Sweedish Teenager named Greta Thunberg. (Read the linked Wikipedia introduction about her to know about what she has been doing.)
It’s heart-warming to see someone so young being so passionate about climate change. So passionate that she started protesting in front of the Sweedish Parliament and inspired many students from many countries to do the same.
She has addressed the UN Assembly, given a TED talk, and has been mocked by world leaders including Putin, Donald Trump, Australian PM Scott Morrison, etc. It’s these criticisms that validate her agenda more than anything else.
While I agree that reducing our carbon emissions, adopting renewable energy, etc. are all important steps to combat climate change, I feel we are still not targeting the root cause that led to this situation in the first place.
Insatiable Human Greed. (Including mine, I should accept.)
The more I think about it, the more helpless I feel. That’s why I feel Greta Thunberg is a great inspiration for all of us.
Watch the below video where she gives a no-nonsense speech about our short-sighted attitude,