Unser Anteil am Klimawandel: Wie viel CO² produzieren wir jährlich?

Footprints Neil Baird

Hugh, Mönch, 7.5 Tonnen CO²

Bruder Hugh lebt in einer franziskanischen Gemeinde auf dem Land.

‘What everyone knows about St. Francis is the ‘Brother Sun, Sister Moon’ stuff. The idea is that we do not have dominion over things, but that we are equal creatures with the things God has given us. Climate change is by far the biggest issue. Its not the end of the world – we have had six mass extinctions, and we’re going through the seventh – we’re going through the biggest extinction since the end of the dinosaurs. Maybe for the earth that’s good, there are some greens who might say that human beings are a scourge, and that we should go and that the earth would be better off without us and start all over again. As a Christian I think human beings are rather important, and I think while we are fellow creatures we have a responsibility. We are the first creatures who have knowingly almost destroyed themselves. Climate science can overwhelm us, or make us cynical, but there’s Christian hope. We have to be offering, not condemning people for what they’re doing but actually showing people that there is a different way, empowering people to live a different way. If you present everything in purely scientific ways people turn off with the figures, people know what we have to do, but actually there needs to be poetry, sport, music, worship. It needs to be culture that changes people’s lifestyles. Science is never going to do that. We know the science and we’re not doing anything. Unless living more simply makes us happy we’re never going to do it.’

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