Effects Of Not Going Eco

I was having a discussion with a friend a little while back and from talking about school, and work, we moved onto the illuminati and then our “shared” hatred of hipsters. She said, “Their glasses, and their style of dressing and all that eco-stuff they talk about is just annoying.” I couldn’t own up to being a hipster myself, with a weakness for nerd glasses, and checked patterns, high-tops, and converse with skinny jeans ad of course, a love for the planet.

When she mentioned the “Eco-stuff” I quickly interjected that that is an honourable cause, and pointed out that the company that I work for doesn’t just support paperless solution but in turn supports afforestation and the wildlife that lives in the habitats that we prevent from being cut down (can I get a high-five for paperless solutions? Yes!).

It was then that she said something, which astounded me greatly; “I don’t believe in Global warming.”

My jaw dropped. The first question the came to mind was: how is that even possible? With the advancement in today’s technology, and all the research and physical evidence that supports this fact how can you NOT believe in global warming. The second question was: how is the theory of the illuminati more believable than the fact of global warming?

I found it odd that in this day and age, a youth, below the age of 23, would even dare to think that global warming is a myth. Have you not watched National Geographic? Or Animal Planet?

We discussed on this further, I asked her how she used her electricity and water supply, and the answer I got was, “I’m paying for it, so I can use it however I want.” Water, materials, was of little consequence to her.

I felt like ripping my hair out.

I calmly explained that there are visible effects of global warming today such as odd changes in weather, the melting of the ice caps, the extinction of many small species, the endangerment of polar bears, destruction of natural and man-built homes by tsunamis and earthquakes.

I explained that not just animals and plants are in danger but us too. We depend on a balanced eco-system for survival and without that, if species are going extinct due to global warming, and soil alkali level are rising making planting food undoable we are at risk of a full-blown food crisis as well as water.

I brought up ideas to go paperless, and shared the links for many tutorials of what to do with scrap paper.

The conversation was a little stilted, and came near close to being an argument for she refused to give way in her belief of global warming as a myth, I gave her some tips; recycling, and reusing paper, turning off appliances when not in use, and turning off the taps.

There is a great possibility that you have an friend such as mine, that doesn’t believe global warming is true and is some sort of propaganda by some mogul or secret society, and you know what, maybe its true, but honestly do we want to take any chances? Should we wait until the ground starts cracking open beneath our feet before we know that we should take care of the earth that we’ve been given? No. Talk to your friend, talk to everyone you can whenever the opportunity arises, help people go paperless, teach people how to be more eco-friendly.

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