Effie's used the word 'stewardship'; this is so important at levels of life today. If climate change is caused by mankind's rapacious use of the earth's resources, it (mankind) has failed to be a steward and became a despoiler. We have to apply this in our own lives. I really can't buy beans in my supermarket that were 'flown in from Kenya for freshness' - I think that's outrageous. Tragedy, whether personal, as in the case Effie mentions, or global cause suffering somewhere. I often remember Gandhi's saying: 'the earth has enough for every man's need but not for every man's greed'.
Yes, Andreas, I agree completely with all you say in your above message.
Sometimes we feel such frustration with what is happening in the world today and it's hard to see our way clear to doing something about it. What can we do? Does whatever we manage to do have any effect whatsoever? What is the government doing?
A couple of days ago we drove to Thessaloniki and passed one of the power stations on our way. The pollution from the ash in the immediate area was
very evident and our comments lead our conversation to global warming and the fact that last winter, for the first time in memory, we had no snow here. We came to the conclusion that even though our efforts might be in vain, the only thing each of us can do is try to consume less, limit waste, and make an individual effort. There is always something we can do. No effort is really in vain. I can't force the person next to me to change but I can make myself responsible for myself and my actions.