“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” (Einstein)
I once read that your life is your greatest weapon, the way you live your life, the way you struggle, it will teach others. We are a people on the brink of mass extinction, holding each other at gun-point. The refugee crisis has highlighted the importance of equal resource distribution that we have neglected for the sake of profit. The sixth mass extinction wont kill all of us. Not if there’ll be some humanoid colony somewhere in the verse, but it’ll drive is pretty close to the brink. In my opinion, unless we act, the death of billions is only a matter of time. Through war, famine, terra-forming…One way or another, we are changing the environment of this planet beyond the point of return.
While we are gearing up for war, we need to recognise our aggression is a mere unconscious reaction at what we are not aware of. All the pollutants in the air, chemicals in the water and food supply…We are buzzing off our heads seven ways to Sunday with little conscious awareness of the effect, let alone the bigger picture. We may read about tigers going extinct…bees dying…trees dying, but it’s just another article, so we turn the page, but we can’t turn the page in life. What we fail to acknowledge is that this planet is our collective responsibility and there is plenty that we can do about from our own home without even spending a fiver.
Grow Hemp & Marijuana: Because hemp is, overall, the strongest, most-durable, longest-lasting natural soft-fiber on the planet. Its leaves and flower tops (marijuana) were, depending on the culture, the first, second or third most important and most- used medicines for two-thirds of the world’s people for at least 3,000 years. Botanically, hemp is member of the most advanced plant family on Earth. It is a dioecious (having male, female and sometimes hermaphroditic), woody, herbaceous annual that uses the sun more efficiently than virtually any other plant on our planet, reaching a robust 12 to 20 feet or more in one short growing season. It can be grown in virtually any climate or soil condition on Earth, even marginal ones. Hemp is, by far, Earth’s premier, renewable natural resource.
Grow Food: Although growing food has become illegal in some countries, the only way to prevent more laws from being passed is to exert the freedom to grow your own to its maximum.
Plant a Tree: For every tree that you plant, you are doing the world a great service. Although we are devastating our natural resources so fast that we could hardly keep up, even if some of us were really dedicated. If all of us acted on our responsibility to replant the trees that we’ve demolished over the years, we can easily make a difference. Fruit trees also make especially good presents for friends and relatives, particularly because you can never have enough of them, as long as you can make the space.
Boycott Fossil Fuels: “People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change.” The only way to truly stop climate change is to disinvest in fossil fuels, boycott companies involved, protest and never stop changing people’s minds to desist in destroying this planet for the sake of our future generations.
Boycott Corporations: Could you imagine a life without consumerism and capitalism? A future, in which you don’t need to concern yourself with corporate greed, tax and/or other forms of public exploitation? “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” (Goethe) In truth, the corporations that are accelerating climate change need you more than you need them. In time, they may even realise that instead of brainwashing people with an inherent disregard for the consequences, but it’ll probably be too late by then.
And these are just a few of the ways we can make a difference legally. Planting hedges inside hedges or trees in public parks already skirts a legal grey area that can only be bypassed through council permission or public demand, so keep informed of the law.
On a final note, eco-terrorism is a point of property damage and casualty rate, which in all fairness can be avoided through non-violent resistance. However, as the demand for corporate accountability is rising…more red tape is coming up, more money is allocated for projects that are not in the best public interest, which in turn heightens the risk of violent responses. We have seen what terrorists are capable of…but that is nothing compared to what climate change is going to do or make us want to do. This planet is becoming uninhabitable with every year that we do nothing but work hard for a system on the verge of collapse, which we can only change through collective action.