Fighting Climate Change As An Individual

The current climate crisis is perhaps the greatest threat that mankind has ever faced as a species. The warming of the planet, deforestation, pollution, and industrial animal agriculture – among other things – are forcing the planet to undergo severe changes that is already starting to affect both us and the animals and plants that we share earth with.

It’s difficult to remain hopeful in these trying times, especially if you’re all on your own and it feels like no one else is taking it seriously. But it’s vital that every single one of us try everything we can to avoid the worst of what the future may hold, and even as individuals there are things we can do at home to fight for the planet.

1. Going Vegan

The current animal agriculture system that we use to provide animal products to the world’s population is causing massive devastation to the planet. Beef, for example, is fed mainly on soy products, and most of that soy is grown on open, monoculture farmland that was once rainforest.

The Amazon Rainforest is one of the hardest hit, and every day they cut down more of it to make more room for both soy fields and the cattle that eats it. One of the best ways to fight this is to cut back on consuming animal products as much as possible. You don’t have to go completely vegan, but at least making your diet consist mainly of plant-based foods can be a huge help to the environment.

2. Spread The Word

Thanks to the power of modern social media, it’s never been easier to reach out to those around us. While this has been used to spread misinformation, it can also be used to try and get the message of the climate crisis out to as many people as possible.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter; all of these platforms can be utilised to try and spread the message and get as many people to learn about what’s happening as possible. To combat the worst effects of climate change, we’re going to need at least the majority of the human race fighting together to make it happen.

3. Contact Local Government Officials

This is one of the best routes that you as an individual can take to see real change happen on a governmental level. Picking up the phone and calling or sending an email to a local official, when done enough and by enough people, can eventually force the government to address the problems at hand and try and fight harder for better legislation.

Just like accessing is easy, getting in touch and making yourself heard is quite simple. There’s never been a more important time to hop on the phone and get a hold of government officials.

4. Vote

Lastly, and perhaps the most power that an individual has, is to go out and vote for people and parties that actually care about the future and want to make a difference.

The time is now. We need to force our governments to start doing more for us and our children as well as the planet that we live on, as it’s the only one that we have.

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