Université catholique de Louvain – Earth and Life Institute / Bio-engineering, forest ecology
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My main concerns is the loss of species (plant and animals) given the speed of climate change, species won’t have the time to adapt to these changes. As we, humans strongly depend on biodiversity, climate change will also impact our way of living, if not our survival itself.
Changes and actions:
I pay attention in my everyday life to several things: I don’t eat meat or very occasionally, I chose most of my groceries among biological and/or local products, I go to the office by foot, I don’t do city trip by plane…
Though I do what I can at my scale to diminish my impact, it’s quite difficult to act at another, broader scale and this is what we must do if we want to mitigate the consequences of climate change. Plus, we have little power on the actions of others. Sure we can try to persuade them to act with us but the problem is we are running out of time. If we want to keep the global warming at a “viable” level, we all have to act now. Plus, there are some things that we can’t control, like the price of a journey by train which is quite often more expensive than to take a plane.
For me, we have to act at the individual level as well as at the global scale. We should have laws to regulate the emissions of big companies, the number of km by plane, but also more public transportation. Also, leaders and politics should drop all the political party competition, because climate change is the concern of everybody.