“We should have gone to the doctor sooner. We are in a bad way”Prof Andy Pervis, Natural History Museum, London, and author of the UN Global Assessment Report, in The Guardian 07/05/2019
“Make no mistake, this report will change your life,” says .Prof David Reay at the University of Edinburgh, in The Guardian online 02/05/2019
“The health of ecosystems on which we and other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of enemies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide….. we have lost time. We must act now”Robert Watson, chair of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in The Guardian 07/05/2019
“We tried to document how far in trouble we are to focus people’s minds….. it is not too late if we put a huge an amount into transformational behavioural change. This is fundamental to humanity….. this is our life support system.”David Obura, co-author of the of UN Global Assessment Report, in The Guardian 07/05/2019
“People shouldn’t panic, but they should begin drastic change… small adjustments won’t be enough”Christiana Pasca-Palmer, UN, in The Guardian 07/05/2019
“You’ve got to change the consumers first and then the corporations will follow and then government will follow the corporations. They [governments] are last in line.”Yvon Chouinard , founder of Paatagonie in The Guardian online 10/05/2019
There are so many ways we can make changes – now – in our daily lives: where we spend our money, how and how much we travel, what we eat, how we use energy, the source of energy we use…..
I’m lucky that I have been able to make changes over the years. But always looking to do more whenever/wherever possible.