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

Footprints Neil Baird

Richard, Berater, 7.8 Tonnen CO²

Richard arbeitet als Sicherheitsberater. Er hat früher als Offizier bei der Armee sowie als Polizist gearbeitet. Derzeit absolviert er seinen Master in Nachhaltigkeit.

‘We have to accept that in the last forty thousand years we have transformed planet earth, but that for the most part was in balance for nearly all that time. There was space for humankind to survive in civilized societies that were functioning in harmony with nature to a greater or lesser degree. But you can’t say that now. That is the challenge we have – a challenge we have created in a very short space of time. I think we have a responsibility to live on this one planet in a sustainable fashion. That means that we have to recognize that we have to change the way we do things. How we change is the challenge because it is a global problem that requires a global solution, and that makes it really difficult. No longer can you act as a kind of nation state or a small community and create the kind of change that is required to put the whole planet back into balance. That’s the real challenge and why it seems so difficult for people to feel that they can contribute to that process. There is a perverse argument that ‘yes we know what is happening but there are so many things involved and there’s nothing we can do’, but as we know, that’s just a line that’s been fed, to make people keep on consuming, to keep the economy going. I don’t like all the way that capitalism operates at the moment because I think it’s a corruption of the way that it was intended to operate. I’m not ideologically against it. I think it has some real benefits and opportunities for people, but I am not comfortable with the way that it’s gone over the last thirty years. Democracy has to either get capitalism back under control or replace it with something else.’

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