I've watched Frozen planet II with a wonder and dread in equal measures. The final program is heart wrenching in its call to arms for the people of the world, the developed (sic) nations in particular to honour the pledge to hold global temperatures. It's not my world that will be destroyed but that of my children and grandchildren. It is them that will see all the impacts of our intransigence and lack of respect to nature and climate.
I am not detailing a sermon as I am not in a position to do so as I am part of the problem. I am also trying to be part of the solution. There is no doubt the society we have developed is one of encouragement of profligacy. No one person can resolve the situation but every little thing we do hopefully multiple times of the day builds into a move towards change for the better.
We can afford to make changes that helps, in how we travel, how we holiday, how we eat, how we heat. how we shop.... everything we do we can review and look for change to make a small positive change.
Here is a contentious thing - challenge me if you like but I think recession and expensive electricity gas and oil is a good thing. People are now looking at what the actually need rather than want. People are turning thermostats down and putting on layers. They are delaying putting central heating on and heating the rooms they use rather than the whole house. Yes its hard but is is going to make a difference.
Please try and do something, anything that you feel or know will help reduce the impact of your life on this planet. It's a beautiful place, let's work together to leave that beauty in place for future generations ?
Remember it's your responsibility despite what the media and social media tell you. Just now it seems many are able to justify non action by blaming others ... I grew up in a time when you were responsible for your own life and decisions... now it seems evermore it's someone else's problem. Maybe that is the case in some circumstances but don't let it be a reason to do nothing, doing nothing is akin to being culpable. Be a hero, be a role model to your children and grandchildren. Seek out change for the better however small every little thing helps.