Environment

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Climate change is not that bad. Or is it?

Today, I will write about how bad climate change really is.

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I am convinced that nobody really cares for the planet, when talking about climate change.

If anyone is truly concerned about climate change, is either because they worry about their own future, or they worry about the future of humanity.

The Earth is not something people think about.

And I dare to say, rightfully so.

Our Earth has gone through many, many, many environmental changes and she always survived.

I mean, what do we think it’s going to happen?

Is the planet going to explode?

That’s as bad as it could get, yet it won’t.

One day, yes.

But not now.

Yes, the climate is changing, the planet is getting warmer and many species of animals are going extinct because of that. Animals are not only dying because of climate change but mostly due to human trash that keeps doing shitty things.

Will most cities be underwater by the end of this century? Perhaps.

Will elephants go extinct by the year 2045? Perhaps. If they do go extinct, it will happen in the wild, not in sanctuaries.

Will immigration become an even bigger problem due to environmental changes? It is already happening and it will get worse.

So, yes, climate change is really bad and we should do something about it, but the planet will live either way. She will get hot and one day she will get cold again. Perhaps, we don’t really know.

I do believe humans are partially responsible for climate change. It’s quite obvious that with our lifestyle choices, we aren’t really contributing to a greener society.

I do believe that scientists are correct about climate change and I do trust science (at least on certain things). I doubt that 97% of scientists would be paid to lie about something so obvious.

I look through the window in August and February, and I see that the seasons are different. I feel the effects of climate change in my country and on my backyard. I don’t need to search for facts and studies, although that helps.

But I don’t believe two things:

  • That famous environmentalists really care about climate change that much.

If they would, they would actually do big things. But money is still a priority and most do not even mention the leading cause of climate change (when talking about the human made half), which is animal agriculture. As much as I love Elon Musk and I do believe he cares for the future of our planet and humans, I am still waiting for him to go vegan. I’m looking at you too DiCaprio; you know damn well you are a fake environmentalist.

  • That climate change is entirely man made.

We know that the Earth has gone through many changes since her birth. She has been cold, hot, she gave birth and she was attacked (the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs). She is a woman; she went through phases when she was bleeding for thousands and thousands of years, yet she still managed to get through shit and birth everything that you see today.

Yes, humans have polluted her and managed to worsen the effects of climate change, but climate change was always going to happen. That does absolutely in no way mean that climate change is not man made, but it is not entirely caused by humans. Climate change was already here, it was us who fucked it up even more.

The most important thing to remember here is to not stop fighting for her now. Don’t give up and think that because it is not entirely man made, we can just stop and she will be well.

Abso-freaking-lutely not.

We can still lessen the effects that will occur due to global warming.

We can still save a huge part of species that would go extinct other way.

We still need to go plant based.

We still need to start driving electric cars or no cars at all.

We still need to recycle and use a lot less plastic.

We still need to go solar.

We still need to do a lot of things that matter.

The fact that the Earth has always gone through climate change, is not a reason to give up, it is a reason to thrive and fight even more!

We can do our part as humanity. We can actually take responsibility for once.

If you are interested in how to go vegan, make sure you read my post, where I share with you my favorite tips for transitioning to a more compassionate lifestyle. As many of you already know, we can fight climate change with a whole plant based diet.

To keep up with what I do, find me on Twitter and Instagram.

Tanja

Climate change is real. Learn how YOU can help.

Today I will give you 10 tips on how you can help fight climate change.

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Being a vegan myself, I have learned about how my lifestyle is good for the environment pretty early. The feeling of knowing that I am not supporting the destruction of our planet is truly incredible. I have been very passionate about becoming an environmentalist and becoming more eco friendly since becoming a plant eater, so today I will share with you 10 ways to fight climate change. You can start with just one and slowly continue to be able to live according to all of them. I am still not completely environment friendly, but every day I am taking the necessary steps in the right direction. My intention is to one day live a completely eco friendly lifestyle.

  1. Watch Cowspiracy and educate yourself on the importance of veganism when fighting climate change. It is the first step to being environment friendly; just change your diet to a plant based. I wrote about it here.
  2. Ditch plastic all together or start with one less plastic bag a day. Soon you will learn other ways of carrying food and plastic will be long gone from your home. I know its probably the hardest thing to do, using less plastic, but its one of the most important ones.
  3. What car do you drive? A Tesla? A hybrid? Make sure your car is environment friendly. If you cannot afford to change your vehicle at the moment, at least start going places with a bike or by walking.
  4. Grab a recycling bag and go outside to pick up the trash that you see every day at your local park.
  5. If it’s yellow, you don’t have to flush the toilet all the time. I know it sounds gross, but sometimes you need to forget about the color of your pee to save the planet.
  6. Grab a copy of Cowspiracy and lend it to your friends, so they can see how their diet affects the lives of billions of people on this planet. Here is another post that I wrote about Cowspiracy.
  7. Start using DIY or natural washing powder, detergents and cleaners.
  8. Recycle paper, plastic, bottles, food, clothes… Just recycle!
  9. Donate paper that you don’t need anymore and save a tree or two.
  10. Plant a tree.

Those are just a few ideas that you can use to fight climate change and help us with making this planet green and beautiful again. It starts with you and you are able to inspire someone else. That makes two people; and imagine what can happen when every person that you inspired to take action inspires someone else! The world becomes a better place and our mother Earth is saved. Climate change cannot be stopped anymore, but it can be slowed down or reduced.

Make sure to let me know in the comment section what steps you are already taking to help our planet while climate change is still going strong. Oh, and stay in touch with me on social media, you can find me on Twitter.

Tanja

Environmentalists, you can only help by going vegan.

Today I will talk about veganism for all the environmentalists out there.

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I was really eager to write this article. I am very passionate about our planet and fighting climate change that is affecting the lives of billions; even if some of you like to pretend it’s not happening. Let’s face it once and for all, environmentalism without veganism just doesn’t exist.

A few weeks ago I gave you a challenge to watch Cowspiracy and since this documentary changed many lives, mine as well, I really wanted everyone to watch it. At the end of the day I am a realist and I know that there are always going to be people who will be too lazy to actually watch it, so I wanted to point out a few of the facts that are presented on the website of the movie (you can find all the links to the facts I will present here).

Here are just a few things that are confirmed to be caused by animal agriculture and are destroying our mother Earth, that has been taking care of us for a few billion years.

  • Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation.
  • Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Livestock is responsible for 65% of all human-related emissions of nitrous oxide – a greenhouse gas with 296 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide, and which stays in the atmosphere for 150 years.
  • Agriculture is responsible for 80-90% of US water consumption.

Are you just as shocked as I am at the fact that we are literally eating our way to death? And forget about the health issue and animal slaughter for a second, think about our planet that is floating in space. We were given this gorgeous, stunning planet to live on and we evolved on her through millions of years – only to have her die because we cannot comprehend that we are not meant to be eating animals.

We are so selfish that we would rather destroy a whole planet than to start eating plant based, which is not only the only solution to stop climate change, but it is also our natural given diet and we are not harming anyone in the process. I truly do not understand what is so appealing about eating rotten bodies of dead animals. Why not just eat healthy plants and love each other, exactly what veganism is all about?

If you are interested in becoming a vegan, here is one of the many articles I wrote about veganism. All the environmentalists, you better read this one and get on board with eating plants.

What are your thoughts on this whole problem? I would absolutely love to hear your opinion and how do you think we can share this amazing documentary with people. Do you think all environmentalists should be vegan?

Tanja