Environmental Pragmatism


This view about climate change is very inspiring as it is a very positive approach on how far we have already come, rather than how far we have left to go. Please read this, and consider it as a motivation that we can make a change because we have already started our journey to a green future. Now it’s time to finish it!

The View from a Drawbridge

I care about the environment very much. I recycle. I conserve whenever I can. I turn off lights. I try to have as little impact on the planet as possible. If I could afford a hybrid car, I’d definitely have one. My purchases are green ones whenever that option is available and within my means. I have no doubt whatsoever that global warming exists, and that scares me silly.

But I do drive a car. I live in a big city. I consume. I rely heavily on infrastructure. I struggle to reduce my consumption of meat. My refrigerator is running even as we speak. I’m willing to bet that yours is, too.

There is a certain amount of damage one does simply by virtue of the fact that one is a modern human being. This saddens and frustrates me, but there you have it. This attitude is why I could…

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