Say, What Can Consumers Do To Solve The Climate Apocalypse Or Something

Well, a good first step would be for the EcoWatch website to shut down, due to it’s carbon footprint. Same with the World Economic Forum, which sees lots of Elites taking long, fossil fueled private jets to meetings

How Can Consumers Help Solve the Climate Crisis?

In 2015, Parties to the UNFCCC adopted the Paris Agreement, to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. It was signed by 175 countries, making it the largest number of countries ever to sign an international agreement on a single day. Since then the number increased to 186 countries.

Almost all the world’s governments are firmly committed to help stop climate change. Within this framework, business has a responsibility to deliver it. The private sector increasingly appreciates its role. A growing number of companies are working to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 through a combination of individual actions and collaborative initiatives like Universal ESG Reporting, Race to Zero or Climate Action.

Yet, most countries aren’t even close to their Paris goals. Surprise? Anyway, what can you do (before government forces you to do)

1) Understand your own direct and indirect emissions. There are several carbon footprint calculators, like footprintcalculator.org, conservation.org or WWF. Each has pros and cons, but they all return consistent results.

People have a tough enough time counting calories. And the liberal education system makes it so that kids have trouble doing basic math.

2) Strive to get access to information. Today, it is often difficult to understand the impact of products you buy. Are you able to say which apple in your usual grocery store is the most environmentally friendly? Or most importantly all your clothes, cars, meat, electronics and cloud services, not to mention your energy use?

That’s dangerous, because people might figure out this is all a scam

3) Start making better consumer choices. It often seems that there is only a binary choice available – to consume or not – with very limited options to consume more responsibly. However, increased access to information often proves that more choices exist.

For example, looking at the Just Salad menu, one of the choices I could make is between Maple Crispy Chicken Salad and Chicken Pitta Salad. They both include chicken, and both contain similar calories. However, the carbon footprint of the latter is 60% greater than the former. Imagine if we could do the same for all our consumer choices.

Piss off. I’m picking the salad (well, not really, I won’t even glance at the salad part of the menu) that tastes the best. I won’t obsess like a doomsday cult member on its carbon footprint.

4) Be prepared to pay for it. Higher quality products or services often will not be cheaper than high polluting ones. Cleaning up the supply chains, doing things right will cost money. Be ready to pay a premium for a low emissions product. Hopefully one day we will reach a scale in which such trade-offs don’t exist anymore.

So, wait, all this “green” stuff is going to be much more expensive? Huh.

5) Help others increase their awareness. Make sure your family understands their impact. Help them make better choices and you will multiply your impact.

Nag the crap out of non-cultists. Strangely, nothing about giving up the use of fossil fueled travel and making their own lives carbon neutral.

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2 Responses to “Say, What Can Consumers Do To Solve The Climate Apocalypse Or Something”

  1. Est1950 says:

    The progressive wing of the Dems have started a new party folks. They are incensed at Biden and the current congress for doing NOTHING THEY PROMISED TO DO. They will primary Dems and run with NO PAC money and no special interest money.

    McConnell just told the GOP it will be a conscience vote on Trump. Meaning the GOP is so out of touch with America and are desperately trying to defend their turf.

    It will be a blood bath for the GOP and no less so for the Democrats. The GOP is finished it will just take 6 years to finish them off because you cannot recall an elected FED BUREAUCRAT….

  2. Est1950 says:

    And wow.

    The internet as you know it is soon to be gone.

    Nation after nation are lining up to start their own internet and have control of their own internet and regulate it as a utility.

    TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM have done took a dump in their mess kits folks.

    Leaders all around the world are incensed against the Treatment of Trump for being a mean spirited tweeter.

    Russia, India are for sure going the way of CHINA when it comes to their own internet experience taking 2 billion users from the Social Media idiots.

    In secret Jack Dorsey of Twitter is dumbfounded that he has received the backlash he has for Banning Trump and other conservatives. These people just don’t leave their houses and don’t realize a majority of users in the world are more conservatives than the people they let run their services.

    Its over folks. Googles has 1000’s of lawsuits including from governments around the world including the USA. Anti-Monopoly practices are being waged by over 100 countries against them as I type and have already been filed by several countries.

    Its over. The internet will soon become a utility and it will change drastically from the wild west to the tame town hall of main street USA in short order.

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