Two Green Leaves

Climate Change from the Affected Generation

The Looking Glass 25 August 2015 | Posted in News

   Last Friday, a new Adaptors podcast came out. This wasn't just any ordinary podcast because Charlie and I were both on it. Before you read any further, listen to the podcast at www.theadaptors.org. The podcast is called Born Into The Anthropocene and I recommend you listen to it first so that the next part makes sense.

 Welcome back! I hoped you liked the podcast because I was very happy with how it turned out. Now, when the podcast came out and I was listening to myself talk it got me thinking... Kids have a different view about climate change. A view that is truly incredible (and sad). It's hard to explain it in words and I'm not sure if I'll do a very good job. But I'll give it a shot.

The looking glass that I see through blocks adults from seeing through it and so I'm going to tell you what I see. I thought about this long and hard and I finally realized what the reason for climate change is. Greed. Everyone wants money. And big componies will do anything to get as much money as possible. The only reason that some companies try to be green is because of bragging rights which they hope will get them more $$$. Getting as much money as possible probably means releasing tons of greenhouse gasses. And they do this because it really will get them a profit. But will it get me a profit in my future? Probably not. That's the built in human instinct that is found everywhere. Greed.

And it's not just huge companies that want huge profits, it's also just average people like you and me. It''s like what I said in the podcast: personal comfort. And just like big companies, personal comfort=greed=greenhouse gasses=climate change. I look through the glass and I realize that we need to push past that instinct that was given to us at the beginning of humans.

Maybe kids today like me will look back at grown ups and frown upon them. Maybe we will be much more efficient and clean than the generation today. Right now, the only power kids have is words. But the pen is mightier than the sword. And we have a pen.


~Jeremy

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Vicki Reich, on 04-09-’15 16:31

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