Unser Anteil am Klimawandel: Wie viel CO² produzieren wir jährlich?
Joan, Rentnerin, 9.4 Tonnen CO²
Joan ist pensionierte Lehrerin. Sie hat sich die meiste Zeit ihres Lebens als „green activist“ für den Klimaschutz eingesetzt. Ihre Heizung ist verantwortlich für den Großteil ihres ökologischen Fußabdrucks.
‘Climate Change is really the main issue for me. I feel it’s the basis of everything we are doing in the world, to do with economics, the way we live, the future of our children and grandchildren. I sometimes get quite depressed about it for their future. I think ‘what on earth is going to happen to them in the future? How are they going to suffer?’ I don’t think people take enough notice of it in the world. I think it’s a lot to do with greed, making money to make money. Big multinationals that rule us, deforestation, everything that is happening. It is very depressing. But my grandchildren have hope, which I find encouraging. I despair about it myself, but maybe I think about it too much – it’s very high in my mind. But they are young and they think they can do something in the world to change it and I am proud of them for that. They are choosing careers that will help that to happen and are choosing to live lives that are as green as possible. My hope is that people can more and more learn to live in a simpler fashion, and not think they can use up all the resources of the world for our own personal gain. I think people could be happy living more simply, though so many people look for wealth and happiness in what they buy or getting bigger and better places to live. So many people don’t know how to live simply, and they don’t understand some of the basic things about the world, like how to grow things for example.’