Our world is in a state of limbo right now.
It won’t be like that for long. Soon, the ‘limbo’ will turn into a certainty of an ‘end’ – of an uninhabitable Earth, of a human species brought to its knees by its own volition.
I am of course talking of the environment crisis occurring as I write. In the Amazon, in California, and across the entire world, 7,700,000,000 people destroy the place we all take for granted through animal farming, plastic overuse, fossil fuel combustion, and so much more.
But it seems like at the moment, nothing much is being done about it, at least on a governmental scale.
Greta puts it much better than me: “People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.”
What angers me the most about the whole situation is the utter selfishness of the human race. We are not the only beings on the Earth. We are just one of millions of species living here, and humans have put in jeopardy every single other living thing attempting to survive.
The reason I’m posting this now is because the stupidity of major governments to not make major changes in society has reached a new high. When YouTube, a community known for creating silly drama and horrendous choices(eg Logan Paul in Aokigahara forest), comes together to try and save the environment, it really shows how far behind governments are.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 2 days, I’ll explain.
Recently, famous YouTuber MrBeast reached 20 million subscribers, and his community told him that for this milestone, he should plant 20 million trees. MrBeast took this to heart, and set up a fund to plant 20 million trees by 2020. He teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation, and got them to agree to planting 1 tree every time someone donates $1. MrBeast himself has donated over $200,000 out of his own pocket, and the fund, in just 3 hours, reached $1 million donated. As of right now(5:38pm Eastern European Team, 27th October), over $4.52 million has been donated.
The fact that the YouTube community has come together for such an important issue warms my heart, it truly does. But more needs to be done, so no one get lazy!
Try, try, try to use less plastic in your households. Don’t use plastic bags, carry your shopping items. Don’t drive to the corner shop, walk the 5 minute journey. Don’t eat meat every meal, if you can. Every little helps, and every little thing you do gives us all a bit more time to live on this beautiful Earth.
Thanks for reading, and I hope I didn’t sound too snarky!