It is hard to talk about a solution to the climate crisis without addressing the role that Capitalism and consumption play in this massive problem. We live in a Capitalist world where we are “consumers”, and that it is our “right” to exploit what we find in nature and environment for our own, narrow interests, and then use that same environment as a dumping ground for the waste and used up products. Today it has become a pretty vicious cycle. Without the constant consumption of manufactured goods and products the entire Capitalistic ethic will fall flat on its face. We have seen what COVID has done to our economy when we slow down consumption. And COVID is just a fly in the ointment compared to the environmental crisis we face. Our Capitalistic way of life, based on planned obsolescence, and a constant barrage of “must-have” new products to keep the cycle going, stimulates the economy with jobs and services to keep us consuming, even when we really don’t need all that “stuff”. Back in the times (roughly 2000 years ago) when the total human population was just a few hundred million, the environment could absorb our eco pillaging, plundering, and dumping, without too much impact to the ecosystem. But with nigh on eight billion souls on this pale blue planet, all wanting the so-called “rich Western life”, the strain on our environment is at maximum, and scientific studies tell us we are in for a reckoning, sooner rather than later. We cannot buy our way out of this one. The endless stores, shopping malls, and fast food restaurants on one end, the graveyard of waste on the other, along with the massive transportation system that links them together, from the manufacturers to the consumers, is killing the environment on which it is based. And as surely as the environment is trashed, we will follow down the obsolescence rabbit hole.
We need a massive rethink about the limitations to our planet and how the natural world supports us and our way of life. Change must come, and it has to be come quickly. We must create a sustainable economy and environment. Scientific studies tell us that half the planet must lie fallow and remain untouched, undeveloped, and wild. Anything that we need, want, or feel we cannot do without has to come from the developed half. We cannot have it both ways. Half for us, and half for nature.
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel quite sad.
- Good low light camera
- Water resistant
- Double the internal capacity
- Lacks clear upgrades
- Same design used for last three phones
- Battery life unimpressive