Amidst the greenwashing and lack of action on the part of governments and corporations it’s easy to fall into despair about our climate crisis. Here’s a film (and site, podcast, blog, organisation) that restores hope by showing how we can restore our soil:

#GreenFriday #ClimateStrike Copenhagen #FridaysForFuture

Pleased to see a lot of adults present today!
#ClimateStrike Copenhagen #FridaysForFuture

#ClimateStrike Copenhagen #FridaysForFuture

Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have made a short film on the climate crisis:

Environmental activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have helped produce a short film highlighting the need to protect, restore and use nature to tackle the climate crisis.

Living ecosystems like forests, mangroves, swamps and seabeds can pull enormous quantities of carbon from the air and store them safely, but natural climate solutions currently receive only 2% of the funding spent on cutting emissions.

Repost of: @neverenginelabs

Together we can do this!

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This one has been tough to write. I tried to put together my personal thoughts about the climate crisis:

Annual average temperatures for South Africa from 1901–2018

Annual average temperatures for Denmark from 1901–2018

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It’s hard to imagine, but as we pack our suitcases in a Johannesburg baking in the heat of a day reaching 35 degrees, many Danes will be preparing the duck for tonight’s Mortens Aften dinner: A celebration well into the Scandinavian autumn, clearly marking that we’re now on our way to Christmas.

On this side the equator the shopping malls are already filled with the incongruity of fake Christmas trees and reindeer, while the sun beats down outside those air conditioned spaces. Incongruities can have their own charm though. I’m thinking of my grandmother’s Butterkuchen happily enjoyed in a similar heat.