You don't hate #wildfires you hate #capitalism.
You don't hate #floods you hate capitalism.
You don't hate #droughts you hate capitalism.
You don't hate #famine you hate capitalism.
You don't hate #hurricanes you hate capitalism.
You don't hate #refugee camps you hate capitalism.
What do do against kids who strike school on fridays?
Make fridays holidays!
What to do against Greta and her disciples, who take to the streets?
Abolish all streets!
What to do against #EndeGelände who block fossil infrastructure?
Remove all fossil infrastructure.
What to do against weather extremes, that mobilize against your politics?
Save the climate! 🤔
What do you have to bear in mind when considering supporting a #forestation project?
1. Don't support mono-cultures
This is very important. #MonoCultures are not helpful in regenerating the soil, attracting water, increasing biodiversity and they are not as effective ecosystems at sucking #CO2 out of the air as mixed forests.
2. Support long-term projects
If a project plants trees and then cuts them down after they have grown to full size that is not helping anything. Make sure the project commits to protecting and fostering the forest for a long time.
3. Make sure indigenous people are included.
Conservation areas protect nature from any human influence, which includes indigenous people. But practice has shown, that forestation projects are more efficient if indigenous people are included, their knowledge is used and they can use and care for the land. Also it's only just to support indigenous people. #NatureNeedsJustice.
4. Support respected projects.
Make sure the project you want to support is not all talk, but can also provide proof that they actually do what they say.
Check what certificates they have, if they won any sustainability awards and what newspaper articles write about them.
#Ecosia - the search engine that plants trees
Ecosia is a search engine that donates most of it's income to #reforestation projects all over the world.
It is not only #CO2 neutral, but actually climate positive. They run on 200% renewable energy and every search request removes 1kg of CO2 from the atmosphere.
According to the website as of today they planted 120,2 million trees.
But they aim much higher.
Help the project by making Ecosia your default search engine across all devices. Tell your family and friends to do the same and help them if they need it.
3 Ways to support the #GreatGreenWall:
1. Make it famous.
Tell everybody you know about the GGW, post about it on social media, ask your local newspaper to do a report on it, ask your government to support it, if they don't already do.
2. Sign the pledge or donate on the website:
3. Support initiatives that work with the great green wall.
#Ecosia is one such initiative. If you know of any others please post them below.
The #GreatGreenWall aims to restore 100 million hectares of currently degraded land, sequester 250 million tonnes of carbon and create 10 million jobs in rural areas. (by 2030)
👉 46% of African land is degraded, jeopardizing the livelihoods of nearly two-thirds of the Continent’s population.
👉 20 million people in the Horn of Africa in 2017 declared on the verge of starvation following severe drought and food crises.
👉 Millions are expected to migrate from degraded parts of Africa in the next two decades
👉 100 million population of the Sahel is expected to grow to 340 million by 2050
👉 200 million of the 375 million young people entering the job market over the next 15 years will be living in rural areas.
Results so far:
🌴 12 million drought resistant trees were planted in Senegal
🌵 15 million hectare of degraded land were restored in Ethiopia; 5 million in Nigeria
🌳 5 million hectares of land have been restored in Niger, delivering 500.000 tonnes of grain per year. enough to feed 2.5 million people
🌱 3 million hectares in Burkina Faso have been rehabilitated through local practice used by communities called Zaï
Every crisis is also a chance...
My favorite Greta Thunberg quote about planet Earth of all time.
"Explorer, what has your team found?"
"The planet is habitable. It was once home to a relatively developed species that called themselves 'humans', but they burned too many fossil fuels and caused a global climate catastrophe."
"Didn't they do anything to stop that?"
"Yes, they put their best minds to it and came up with a fool-proof plan: stop burning fossil fuels & leave nature intact so trees can suck the carbon out of the air."
"And did they succeed?"
"Naw, they went with Plan B: Let the market regulate itself."
#RecycledToot from old account.
Pessimist: 2020 was the hottest year since the start of weather recordings.
Optimist: 2020 was the coolest year until the end of weather recordings.
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