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you’ve seen your pals hard at work, ready for change. Your generation is strong, resolute against setbacks. And you support them, you agree, you want to do something to help, and you do just that. One morning you tune into the news and you see acres and acres of roaring flames sweeping down tall, sturdy trees that have seen the world through generations before. the news anchor’s words gradually fade away as all you see on the glassy screen was the forest set ablaze. Your generation has worked so hard, and after all this while, your individual actions are what?minuscule, nothing even, compared to the monopoly of the gargantuan organisations of the world. When they, these major players, have such mighty power to turn the tide of climate change, to protect humanity, but what have they done instead? Turned their backs against their only home. You feel humiliated, reproachful, jaded. What’s the point of your actions anymore?
Even as I sit here in the humid weather, choosing not to turn on the ac, so as to reduce energy and thereby fuel consumption, I catch a whiff of haze in the air. I imagine, as I’m trying to play my part in protecting the earth, hundreds of miles away, at this very moment, companies are burning away nature that have withstood generations in a sweep of a second, a minute, an hour. and the flames are still licking on. When is this going to stop?