Sometimes knowing or learning about something can lead you in despair.
Yesterday night, I have a chat with a friend who thinks that climate change issue is simply a hoax. Its exagerating, overrablowned, overrated. Its merely a hidden agenda from the developed country in way to gain profit from the world tax of carbon trading.
She thinks that people were distracted from the real problem the world is facing, which is the global economic crisis and the growing number of unemployment around the world.
I say, thats an interesting opinion. I never think of climate change issue is overrated. I believe worst thing is happening and we do need to do something quick before it is really too late.
I’ve watch Al Gore’s movie. I have watch ‘Earth’. I read and follow the news around this. And even if Al Gore do have certain interest in releasing the film since he was afterall a politician, it doesnt contradict the message. Climate change is real, no matter debunking motives were put in there.
Knowing about some hidden agenda in some of the most widespread social and environment issue doesnt mean the whole thing is fabricated.
Its true that the world we’re living on is dying. Its not a lie that the nature imbalance were the result of human’s cluelessness and irresponsible activities. And it is our obligation to save the mother earth by acting in a way that would cause minimum damage to what have already broken. Includes economy.
If you care about the world, about human, about animal, about your own family existence, learn that we are all connected in every aspect of life. Buying a cup of caramel latte in a fancy coffe shop using plastic cup helps the fish in certain area in the ocean to vanish. All the garbage that is difficult to decompose were thrown into the sea, resulting an island of dump in the middle of the ocean. It spoils the quality of the shore. Lots of sea creature depend on the clear water to survive, and we’ve ruin it.
If you dont care about the environment, than how bout other human? Have you ever think of an original price of a branded blouse or handbag you bought in exclusive shopping retail such as Sogo, or Debenhams and many others? Have you ever think how the cute little purse could be placed in those shining and magnificent counter? Have you ever think where it came from?
A lot of branded items were made in a certain country where they build thousands of damp factories. Inside the factories, tiny hands of childrens or rough fingers of a young innocent woman scrapping trough piles of buttons or sewing in corridor where even the sunshine couldn’t peek.
They receive a week payment not even close to equal a glass of that over-calories-caramel latte. Even the queen of multilevel marketing, Sophie Martin knows this. She stop the production in that country if the employer refuse to granted the employment a proper wage. The Body Shop know this. But do we know this? Do we care?
Watch ‘Blood Diamond’. Its a very thrilling movie. Played beautifully by Leonardo DiCaprio (I never like him before until I wathc this movie). Its shows how a tradition of presenting expensive and classy diamond ring for your fiancee could cause the death of a child’s dream in other part of the world. It could even lead to a massive destruction of an entire community.
Take example Indonesia. Our people have had suffer for centuries. Because of what? Because of pepper, rubber, tin, oil, cocoa and other mother nature’s glory. How do we feel if we know that the cocoa we have planted we our blood and tears, we have plough with sorrow, and we have harvest with our bare hand, and yet we receive liitle for the hardwork, barely to keep our child to stay in school. Whilst, somewhere in europe, the cocoa bean had turn into a fancy and expensive christmast chocolate and now in a hand of a fat-naughty boy who parade the gifts to his envy-looking friends who are now running to their own parents begging to have the same sweeties for their chrismast present. And whose smile is the biggest in this chrismast? Certainly not the cocoa farmer.
I think it is wise to consume in a modest and more mannered way by paying attention on where and how the things is produced.