I know, I might walk some thin ice here and even upset some people – But, so what?
What’s all this bitching about Greta Thunberg’s speech and her actions?
Why do I read so much about who might have sponsored her, about her being dramatic, etc?
Why do I read so much about the messenger, and not about the actual message she delivers?
Is it because some people fear when others talk facts? When our comfi, established lifestyle might turn out to be a dangerous one that harms everybody else?
Why do I not read much about people thinking/suggesting changes?
Why do I read statements dismissing her message as “that’s just a 16 year old child being dramatic”? Isn’t the really dramatic thing actually behind her message?
And who would listen if it weren’t dramatic? Wouldn’t it then be dismissed as being boring?
Well, climate change is an actual thing which everyone can see if they bother to look! Nobody can seriously believe that 150 years of blowing poison into the atmosphere has no effect on it at all, right? Bitching about the ones who dare to talk about it, seems just a try to drown the actual facts. If someone is discredited severely enough, their message might just go down without much thought. That seems to be how we humans think.
This photo was taken way back, in 2010, in a place not many think about very often (I guess most people weren’t even there, at least not that close). The southern landfill. This is layers upon layers of our rubbish, many meters thick, filling some of the valleys in the hills between Brooklyn and the Ocean. This is the ugly side of our comfort zone…
Oh, and this one is not for sale - everyone can go up there and have a look!