The time to act is NOW.
Less empty words => more concrete actions.
Paris Agreement 2015/Art. 12:
“Parties shall cooperate in taking measures, as appropriate, to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information, recognizing the importance of these steps with respect to enhancing actions under this agreement”. (Paris Agreement 2015; United Nations 2015 Adoption of the Paris Agreement).
You don’t always have to buy clothes. You can receive clothes as gifts, through recycling or just find clothes outdoors, in nature; earlier this year, I found a pair of sports shorts outdoors, which still had a price tag on them. Today, I found a pair of Regatta ́s Pack It black outdoor trousers, perfectly suitable. Now I ́ll just wash them and use them.
I have also found sunglasses, cycling glasses, torches and cash (money) outdoors this year. Is there something our environment wants to tell me by sending me all these free gifts?
At least it is highly recommended to keep both your eyes and your other senses open while outdoors, as you never know what you will encounter or find.
Recycling is no longer a trend, but a necessity for all human beings.
Our Earth can no longer take human greed and a desire for overconsumption of poor-quality goods. The global garment industry is one of the worst environmental polluters beside agriculture and fossil fuels.
Therefore, it is highly recommended to consider what kinds of textiles to use, and whether you always have to buy first hand instead of buying second hand clothes. Or, does one ́s closet have to be full of unnecessary clothes when one can live with less than? There is nothing worse than people buying poor-quality clothes and textiles, especially when most of these dust in the closet and go unused. Or, when textiles are being thrown away instead of being recycled.
For instance H&M has for a long time already been recycling textiles and clothes, and it is possible to recycle usable clothes e.g. through UFF unless one wants to try to sell them second hand.
Global demand for energy grows and increases due to:
- Rapidly growing world population, estimated to reach 10 billion (10.000.000.000) by 2050, unless something drastic occurs.
- Growing middle class and an increase in wealth in countries like India and China
- Powerless countries and regions gaining access to energy through renewables, especially solar energy.
According to OPEC, even traditional oil producing countries have for long already been investing heavily into renewable energy sources, and have acknowledged the importance of reducing traditional energy sources including fossil fuels.
The faster the transition to renewable energy sources, the faster we can move away from fossil fuels that according to vast research around our globe are the main source of greenhouse gases that lead to the greenhouse effect that is raising the average temperatures on Earth.
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More than 8.000 climate change activists and tens of NGO´s including Greenpeace Finland, Unicef and many others participated in Helsinki climate march on October 20th 2018, demanding the government of Finland to take action with regard to climate change. Despite of being a sparsely populated country, Finland and finnish citizens are among the most polluting (per capita) on a global scale.
Käyttäkää järkeä, Use common sense
Ilmasto on tärkeä. Climate is important
Nyt on pakko toimia, We must take action NOW
Ilmasto ei odota. Climate does not wait
Pallomme on ainoa, We have only this one Earth
sitä ei voi korvata. It is irreplaceable
Jo riittää spedeily, Enough of stupidity
päästöt alas heti nyt. Down with emissions
Nyt riittää jauhanta, Stop the nonsense
vaadimme ilmastotoimia. We demand climate action
Nyt on aika tajuta, It is about time to realize
ilmasto ei odota. Climate does not wait
Meillä on voimia, We are powerful
pallo tarvii toimia. The Earth needs climate action
Loppu soiden tuholle Stop damaging peatlands
tai pallo menee pilalle. or the Earth will sour
Ilmastomarssi, ilmastolakko. Climate march, climate strike
Seis tämä farssi, nyt on pakko. End this farce before it is too late.