Climate change doesn’t make big news. It’s no Kylie Jenner, nor it’s a viral video to share with your friend. But it doesn’t take a genius to understand that our planet is in need of serious attention from us, and how can we make climate change a thing?
Climate change is the elephant in the room.
We all know that it’s there and we are all aware of the impact is has and will significantly have in our future lives; yet, we don’t really give it much thought.
It’s not that we don’t care, but it’s something like that.
Caring about climate change is like discussions about politics. We wish we had read a bit more on the topic, so we wouldn’t sound like a 3-year-old with an opinion read on the internet, yet we can’t bring ourselves to care because life goes by and we are too busy to think about something that is not happening right now.
This is the downside of being human. Because we are incapable of looking into the future and use our logic and reasoning to prevent things from happening, we just let things happen, leave them to fate, or a god.
But what would you say if I told you that climate change is not only on our shoulders, but that we have the power to turn things around?
Yesterday the Climate Change Conference in Paris kicked off, yet not everybody is glued to the tv screen following what the leaders of our countries are deciding to do about a planet that is in desperate need for help.
Again, it’s not that people don’t care. It’s that things like climate change, politics and government-related topics are complicated. They are specifically worded and communicated in a way that it’s perfectly catered to a tiny group of the population. It’s not the mass. It’s not people like you and I.
Young people don’t get interested in politics or environmental issues NOT because they don’t care about anything but their smartphones, but because accessing to the world of governmental issues and its policies requires not only a high level of analytical and research skills, but it also requires the attention and patience of a guru to listen through the boring legal talk that some politicians go on and on about.
So what’s the solution? How do we make climate change a topic that it’s not going to make us want to slam our heads against the wall from boredom?
We make it interesting.
So here’s my challenge.
HOW IT WORKS.
For the next 11 days I am going to post informative content on climate change, discussing the way you and I and everybody else can help. I am going to read and analyse tons of complex and boring content and make it simple, so that people can actually read it and not want to burn their phones.
Because what happens in the conference is fundamental, I am also going to include a quick summary of what those leaders have come up with, so that if they mess up, we actually know and they can’t hide behind big legal words. But most importantly, because it shows what direction the leaders of our countries really want to take, as climate change should be the top priority in a political program.
HOW YOU CAN HELP.
It is obviously just going to be me and my hands and eyes writing and reading all the content, so any kind of support would be appreciated.
Like, share, yell at me in the streets (if you see me); I will appreciate the support.
I will use the #challengeyoplanet on all Social Media Accounts and you are more than welcome to use that, if you want to give your opinion.
WHERE YOU CAN READ IT ALL.
I will write daily posts on the blog that will be under the category #challengeyoplanet, but I will also list them in this post as a Masterpost, so that you won’t miss out on anything.
11 DAYS OF CHALLENGEYOPLANET MASTERPOST
Thank you again for reading and remember,
what you do to the planet, you do it to yourself.