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Youth demonstrating for climate change

Call for a Change from Fossil Fuel

It is always good to experience / see the burning desire for change in our Young. Especially within the subject / matter of actions to stop climate change.

Reference made to the school-boycott’ing-youth within Northern Europe, earlier this week. Marching, demonstrating.

However, it seems this movement is largely based on the notion that adults are not in panic. Panic – defined as in – drop everything you are doing. Most of all, show that you are panic’ing. The notion that nothing has been done, or not fast enough.

So, what has been done? Or, what IS going on to stop climate change? Specifically, around burning less Fossil Fuel.

Trends of change

A few – in my view – negative trends :

1) increase of nuclear power plants. (Finland, France)

2) gases from home communities is not being recovered (caught). Yet.

3) increasing emission from food cooking, due to unclean burn process. (Asia, India)

A few – in my view – positive trends :

1) change to battery powered cars / buses / trains. (better air, more efficient use of energy)

2) catching of ship emissions at sea, harbour & coastal areas (suplhur, NOx, SOx, particles). Do google IMO 2020, and Wet scrubber.

3) biofuels and hydrogen are emerging, stronger every day.

4) gases from waste is being catched within the waste burning plants. Also burned.

5) nuclear plants are being decommissioned (Sweden). Decreasing in number.

6) increasingly more fuel efficient airplanes.

7) houses being built from wood. Multi-storey. Passing 18 storeys, as we speak. (Binding CO2)

8) more and more people understand how to start / keep fires burning clean. (home heating)

Of the above mentioned points, especially heavy vehicles and ships account for a huge amount of emissions – that would otherwise end up in the air breathed on land. Do google the amount of people that annually die due to lung-related diseases in your country.

Homework not done

From all of the noise made, I fail to have seen any evidence of ideas for change presented by the school-skipping young. ONLY a call for action. To the government(s). { perhaps I failed to catch something? }

It therefore seems that the youth haven’t done their homework. Starting with the Swedish young lady who started the call / cause by skipping school every Friday, in order to sit at the front steps of the Parliament (in Stockholm).

Don’t get me wrong. All ideas are welcome. The work together for a change must always live. In a democratic and peaceful way.

To catch media attention and scare people is not the way. Such as climbing the facade to lock yourself high up in the columns of the Parliament (in Helsinki) – wonder what the heart rate of the guards and inhabitants jumped to, as they witnessed / before they understood what the ‘attack’ was all about. Greenpeace tactics. This organisation must have though it was a brilliant idea. Plant treas instead? Naw, not fun. Hands get dirty.

Grass root level

Thus, do educate yourself and work (communicate, collaborate) for change. Don’t expect information to be pushed to you. It is allowed to pull information (do your research).

The governing bodies can only set the framework, rules of conduct. History has shown that the ‘real change’, the ideas for change, the inventions, happen at the grass root level!

And please do plan / go about it energy-efficiently. As a side note, I wonder how much energy and material was wasted / consumed in the name of the boycott. The media for sure got a good run for their money (= something to report upon).


About the author

Martin R.C. Andersson started out as a mechanical engineer, slowly developing a soft spot for project management – in which he worked for 10 years.

Although – at the time – having resigned from a corporate career within project management, that soft spot he keeps alive through a keen interest in room environment (interior) treatment.

By control of sound and light, looking to tweak for that noise-free listening… which should be a norm. Values silence, and now and then some solitude.

Thinks Mindfulness is a ‘state of being’ – when work gets done. When thoughts flow – without disruption – to reach either a creative state or complete whatever’s at hand.

When the outside world is tuned out, performance tuned in.
Feels best when Minimalism, Functionalism and Art come together.


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