Stop the Blame on Climate Change!
I just watched the news
So what was on the news?
All those children everywhere protesting climate change. Last time I saw it half of them looked like they had no idea what was going on.
So if they are serious?How many have plastic lunch boxes, drink out of plastic bottles, not only re usable but disposable plastic they throw away?
How many of the parents looking proudly on buy plastic wrapped food and used disposable nappies?
Instead of wasting time and resources to say 'we are going to save the planet you messed up' why don't all those children say no to to new phones, laptops, computers, games consoles, plastic toys etc?
They could say no to junk food wrapped in styrofoam containers and plastic cups of milkshakes. Many of the cardboard containers are lined with plastic otherwise they would fall apart.
There was a 91 year old on the news buying into all that rubbish about the older generation causing it. He was there he said "because the young ones shouldn't be the only ones trying to fix the mess we caused".
Lets see, when I was growing up drinks, squash, fizzy, etc all came in glass bottles, that we took back to the shop to be recycled and and gained a few pennies for doing so.
We didn't use plastic bags, we didn't have plastic bottles of water. Vegetables went in paper bags.
AND we walked, to school, to work, or to go out and to the shops. Occasionally you used the bus but the cost soon added up.
We cooked proper food, not ready meals in throwaway containers.
Toys weren't cheap plastic that broke easily and cost a fortune. There was no 'wanting the latest thing' and discarding it a month later. The few things you had were bought to last and gifts included clothes that you needed. In families clothes were passed down, nothing got wasted.
As for holidays, we didn't go on fuel guzzling aeroplanes, we went to stay at the coast in a chalet or caravan with all the cousins there too.
There was no gym, treadmills run on electricity for exercise, we walked or ran outside.
Cars were few and far between, they were expensive, more of a luxury item.
Maybe those climate change children should start refusing the latest gadgets, no more upgrades every year on their phones to save all the electronic waste rubbish heaps in poor countries.
From the Guardian 28th June 2018:
Thailand has been swamped by waste from the west after Chinese ban on imports.
Read the article here.
"Just when you thought it was safe to drink bottled water, a new U.N. report raises concerns about what you may be consuming: tiny particles of microplastics.
The just-published 124-page report from the World Health Organization (WHO) is the first major international study to examine the potential human health risks caused by exposure to microplastics in drinking water
— and it found there are more microplastics present in bottled water than in tap water."