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Global Climate Strike

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Today was Global Climate Strike. I wasn’t able to attend the strike in my city personally, because I wasn’t able to not go to work today and had a long train travel this afternoon and evening.

But I would like to thank everybody engaging to fight for a future worth to life! Without drastic changes in politics and economics, the future might be not so bright. I really hope politicians finally realize that they need to act now.

Yesterday, I found an article regarding a plant-based diet. According to the article:

A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use. It is far bigger than cutting down on your flights or buying an electric car.

I don’t want to pressure anyone to completely avoid animal products (I’m still only vegetarian myself), but reducing the consumption of meat, might not only be healthier, but better for the environment too.

If everyone is just reducing the consumption of animal products a bit, takes flights only if it’s necessary or chooses the bike over the car more often, it can already help a lot and is far better than paying to offset carbon emissions and rely on others to reduce their emissions instead.

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