Reflections on our climate emergency #1

A powerful, personal story of a wake up call which resonates strongly with me. I hope it will do so with you. Time is getting short and we all have to do something, however small, to combat the disastrous effects of our cushy and sometimes uncaring/unawake lifestyles. Change startes here, with each and every one of us, is we want a future for our planet and the precious web of life upon it.

Abigail Hopewell

Whoever we are, whatever we do, and wherever we live, every single one of us will be increasingly affected by anthropogenic climate change and the world’s unfolding sixth mass extinction.

My wake-up call

I remember being concerned about the health and wellbeing of planet earth from a relatively young age. My first proper wake-up call occurred in the late 1980s; as a pre-teen I learned about the escalating worries about the effects of CFC gases on the ozone layer, I cared deeply about the plight of endangered animals, I felt upset by humanity’s cruel and destructive actions on the planet and her inhabitants. Resolute that I had to do something, I joined Friends of the Earth, became a vegetarian, and got into politics. So began an interest and passion for the environment and natural world that has never really gone away, albeit has ebbed and flowed over the years.

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