In my lifetime the number of people on Earth has doubled

“I was born in the early 1970s. This means in my lifetime the number of people on Earth has doubled, while the size of wild animal populations has been reduced by 60%. We have chopped down over half the world’s rainforests. What makes this even more disturbing, is these impacts are as yet largely unaffected by climate change. Climate change is the ghost of impacts future. It has the potential to ratchet up whatever humans have done to even higher levels.”⁠

“We have created a civilization hell bent on destroying itself” – James Dyke.⁠

As part of a collaboration with The Conversation, James has been sharing his verdict on the truth about our attitude towards the climate emergency. We highly recommend immersing yourself in his writing if you want to feel the urgency or make yourself feel sane 🙂