There are four types of people today: 1) Who start the dialogue (largely the reason for some news trending) but do nothing about it 2) Those who see how something happening can ultimately affect them but don’t know what to do. 3) Those who know the consequences but have given up hope of action 4) People who don’t care.
Given the Amazon rain-forest burning down and the large but controversial climate change strike by school kids (seriously, I don’t see the point), “Global issues” that have a large influence on our daily lives keep flooding our news-feed making us all wonder, “What now?”
There is no shortage of people who talk about what is wrong, but not everyone is realistic or accomplished enough to give you a ground zero perspective of what is happening and what can be done. So I decided to do an e-mail interview with a former collegemate and good friend Franklin Xavier, Climate Change Ambassador for YMCA, Asia Pacific.
I have never seen Frank, exclude anyone or anything in a dialogue, but he would never go past the line of realism, which is why I thought Climate change discussion was best done with him. The thing about Frank that sticks to your memory is inclusivety, polite and real feedback and most of all , his realism. Frank’s positivity is contagious so if Frank tells you something is serious, I’d take it that it is serious as can be.
Frank Xavier: No, I did not; not a destruction by fire! I did expect exploitation for it’s richness,but not a wasteful destruction. The Amazon Wildfire is an unforeseen culmination of vulnerable conditions and a very unfortunate accident. The fire cannot be natural as there were no natural triggers like lightening or meteorite fall during the time so, the fire should have be an unintentionally, human, hopefully. If it was a planned operation by any government it shows the future in store for humanity.
walking, after continuous work. The person here, is LAND.
To realize, accept what we are doing, then, deciding to lead a life which in one way is affecting a fellow life least minimal way, be it animal, insect or tree. Life with less greed and more love, inclusiveness of all life is the only way to sustain life here.
competitiveness in terms of price. The young generation is conscious, research paints a positive picture, future generations will buy products based on the companies values, initiatives and beliefs more than just marketing or the product. The government can simply lay a mandatory law for eco-friendly packing, or the various association of companies can do it with a minimal increase in price, I believe the future generation will take the step forward.
There’s a complicated web of economic, social and environmental elements we have created.We need to try and untie the knot first and that can happen only when what Tesla said happens, REALISATION, ACCEPTANCE and ACTION.