By Tracey Daway
Mind over matter, widely used and moreover extremely misused and understood. The phrase, simply, means that to change your reality you must first change your way of thinking, your mind. Climate change is as real as the oxygen we breathe, which is also affected by climate change as recent falling levels indicate from ‘www.Oceana.com’. Similarly, but different to Emily Raboteau’s son, at the age of 5 I has a vested interest in the environment, at the time, like her son I did not fully grasp the complexities of climate change but I saw the signs with my little eyes. I have always had a passion for helping people, I am not a superhero, nor a self-made billionaire able to build schools in Africa or any other rich cliché. The only thing between saving the world and destroying it, are humans. Saving the world can be a reality, it is very reachable. Life is unfair, many persons today are born into situations they cannot get away from. To escape the evils of this world, namely climate change, one first needs to understand their situation and how dangerous it can be to sit back and take no action. We may think that abstaining from environmentally harmful practices that we are doing good, but standing on the sidelines in my opinion is just the same as doing bad. We need to take affirmative action, we need to educate the people, change their minds and their perception to show them what is really happening. The people need to see the signs and acknowledge them as well. Climate change needs to be recognized for what it is and make a plan to fight the problem.
“Climate denial kills,” this phrase really hit me, and I hope it reaches more eyes and sparks a chain reaction. What will the world look like for our future generations? Will the air still be breathable? Will there be enough land above water to inhabit? What does the future look like fifty years from now? Do you see the signs?