WDRL 244

Flexbox Use Cases, JavaScript’s Bind Operator and what we can do against climate change

Hi, I’m Anselm Hannemann. Freelance webdesigner, frontend engineer, advisor. Curating WDRL, growing vegetables on a market garden farm.

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This week I’ll dedicate the introduction to our environment and what each of us can do to protect it. With the latest studies and official reports out this week, it seems that in order to avoid an irreversible climate change on planet earth we need to act drastically within the next ten years. This rose a couple of doubts and assumptions that I find worth writing about.

One of the arguments I hear often is that I as an individual cannot make any impact and it’s the big companies’ fault. However, we are their consuments and by choosing wiser what we buy and from whom we can change the world. By talking with other people around you, by talking to your company owner about switching to renewable energy we can transform our society and economy to a more sustainable one that doesn’t harm the planet as much. It will be a hard task, of course, but we can’t deny our individual responsibility here. We elect politicians, we decide what companies produce by buying their products.

Finally, I find the most interesting part in here that we managed to nearly destroy our living habitat in only about four generations—thousands of human generations before managed to not do that. Let’s be a bit more responsible again—for our own sake and for our children.

Do not desperate, it’s the least useful thing now and instead share your hope, your willingness to change something, your love to nature. Maybe it’s time to rethink how much things we need—I’ve been thinking about this more often lately. Maybe going out into nature helps us connecting and understanding nature again. Maybe building something with slow methods, trying to understand the materials, the properties of something helps us understanding how valuable the resources we currently have, the entire planet is and what we would lose if we don’t care about our climate now.




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