I watched the documentary Ice on Fire on HBO this past week and highly recommend it! It talks about the rising carbon dioxide levels and climate change, and ways we humans can reverse the damage we’ve done in hopes of preventing a complete global catastrophe. I learned a lot and I was also heartened to see that even though the US policy is in complete denial about this, that other countries are leading the charge towards change. The picture up top shows the top 19 solutions to reverse climate change and it’s interesting to see what I can control (reduce food waste and a plant-rich diet) but more importantly what other non-environment related social changes can reverse climate change (like educating women and family planning). I was planning to do my part by not having any kids but oh well guess that’s out the window. I’ll have to try to become a vegetarian instead.
Also this post about plastic liners in food packaging led me to this article about the harmful effects of some types of plastics that replaced BPA (so that manufacturers can say it’s “BPA-free”). And now it’s made me scared again of anything plastic in food packaging/water bottles/plastic containers that can leach into food, especially for my baby. Just another reason to stay away from plastic.
Anyway if it’s not one thing it’s another and some days I feel like humanity (and the planet we live on) is doomed.