Climate Breakdown and the ‘New Normal’
Ever remember thinking ‘there’s no way people will stop travelling’, or ‘the world can’t just stop’? Yet here we are, and that’s exactly what it did in the face of a novice virus. So, with the knowledge that the world can make drastic changes for the good of the environment and humankind, let’s keep that in the forefront of our minds when we are building our ‘new normal’.
Climate breakdown hasn’t gone away just because global attention has been shifted to dealing with COVID-19. The imminent threat to our planet is still there and it is something we should all be thinking about.
We have survived living in such a dramatically different way already, so let’s try and incorporate those things into our new way of life.
For example, when we go back to work, think about more home working to reduce travel. Or when we start thinking about our next holiday, remember that we found so much joy in staying local and cut down on our air pollution miles.
Tackling climate breakdown is up to all of us and with this renewed sense of humanity and love that the COVID-19 crisis has brought us, what better time than now to step up to the challenge and create a better world for future generations to enjoy.
Submitted by Sadie Cable