• Clif Grant

Change the world?

Updated: Jan 20

We are always being told that we can ‘change the world’.

The problem is that we (human beings) are already changing the world. We are changing nature on a global scale and the impacts of our actions are having both destructive and disastrous consequences.

Ecosystems, the fabric of life on which we all depend, are being completely destroyed to the point where the lives of future generations are under threat unless something changes…and changes quickly.

We have altered at least 70% of Earth’s land, the majority of it to keep farm animals. This necessitates deforestation, the degradation of land, loss of biodiversity and pollution, and has had an devastating impact on land and freshwater ecosystems.

The oceans are being decimated by overfishing – 66% of the ocean’s surface has been affected by processes like runoff from agriculture pollution.

Fewer varieties of plants and animals are being preserved due to standardisation in farming practices and market preferences.

People simply don’t see fail to notice, or don’t care about the destruction caused by their personal choices.

So maybe it’s time for us to reevaluate ourselves, our current political structures and societal norms, none of which seem value our planet, nature and the other animals we share it with.

In other words, we don’t need to change the world. We’re already doing that.

What we really need to do…is change ourselves.

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