I'm wondering if we will see anything of substance with the One Planet Summit about to start? The Terra Carta idea from Prince Charles is all well and good but slightly hypocritical when you think how many resources his family use.
When Greta sails to such a shindig, would you give her the casting vote and/or other privileges where this is the case?At least its a virtual affair, unlike previous such shindigs where folk would fly halfway around the planet to lecture us about ravaging of resources and pollution.
Attenborough used it for most of his career to earn a salary, and has only more recently became a climate preacher. Nevertheless, despite his new found climate concern, he is still jetting about the place unnecessarily.We all use the planets resources, Attenborough, Thunberg etc use it to spread a message. Charles' project aims to raise over £7bn to invest in the natural world, which i applaud if not just to replace natural habitats lost due to human "progress"...
just running an internet connection (and posting on here) moves your resource consumption above the global average and certainly above what is necessary.I do of course but I limit as much as possible. Rarely buy clothes but use army surplus and charity shops when I have to, choose not to have a car and hire if really need and don't fly out of choice and shop local with as little packing as possible.
These "summits" vary quite a lot, but in some cases they are necessary for nations to co-ordinate (i.e. agree on) joint action. You can't just blanket bomb them as useless.It doesn't work, so why continue to travel and burn fossil fuel flogging the dead horse ?
Yes of course gov policy is a major tool (possibly the best); but i can't agree that protests achieve nothing. Look at the BLM stuff!People will change of their own free will, and those that don't require to be compelled to do so by government policy. All the tv preaching or Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in the world changes no ones behaviour.
The level of bullying and humiliation if I sent my kids to school in Army Surplus is unthinkableI do of course but I limit as much as possible. Rarely buy clothes but use army surplus and charity shops when I have to, choose not to have a car and hire if really need and don't fly out of choice and shop local with as little packing as possible.
So you want Prince Charles to recycle more and drive/fly a bit less. Great- I'll back that. But it will get f' all publicity => achieve very little.I believe it is how it is protested. You get a bunch of people that look like me, (I had someone trying to give me spare change last month while waited for a client in the shop) jumping up and down and gluing themselves to stuff you will just piss people off. As Drago said it is about setting example across society from the top down.
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