Corona Crisis Reveals We Need Systemic, not Just Individual Change

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Climate change is not your fault.

The fossil fuel industry has been spending a lot of money to subtly introduce the idea that if only you, just you, would change your wasteful habits, then maybe climate change wouldn’t be so bad. They started doing it with those benign “Check your Carbon footprint” ads years ago, and it continues today.
But the current crisis has shut down flying, most driving, and kept millions inside their homes, and while we’ve seen lower particulates in the air, leading to those beautiful photos of clear views from Los Angeles to Mumbai, carbon emissions have dropped in only a minor way.

Mute proof of what I’ve been telling people for years. If you and I and our 100,000 closest friends move to the woods to subsist on nuts and berries, the impact on carbon and climate would be minimal to none.
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Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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8 Responses to Corona Crisis Reveals We Need Systemic, not Just Individual Change

  1. That was a good read, thanks. It would indeed be useful to be aware of just how much of a difference an individual’s steps could make, I’ll bet as the author says, it is quite minimal. I’ve asked them if they have any references.

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  3. What a wonderful read! May I have permission to republish on Learning from Dogs? Fingers crossed!

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