When it rains in Sweden, everyone grumbles about the weather. When it's dark and cold here, everyone bitches and moans. When it's unexpectedly hot for an extended period of time, which is normally very, very rare, even in the south of Sweden (which, if you will recall, is on the same latitude as ANCHORAGE, ALASKA for god's sake), everyone in Sweden is fervently wishing it would cool off already because WAH WE ARE HOT AND SWEATY!
Al Gore is on to something, that's for sure. I hope the wake-up call works. :(
What can we do personally? It seems, like with most global threats, that the majority of people don't really know what they can DO. It all seems so vast and out of our control. People think, "I can't do anything myself" and so they DON'T. But if everyone DID do something, collectively, we could, literally, change the world. We've already got the proof that it's possible since we've come this far collectively doing things that damage the planet and jeopardize life and environments everywhere, so there's no excuse.
Except laziness, perceived expense and denial.
Okay, I sneaked in more than 10 up there, but still...not so difficult most of them after all, really. I found these and many other ideas after about 10 minutes of googling. No excuses.
Super Duper Birthday Wishes to kejn, ms_hackman (I know, it's after midnight, so technically these 2 are belated. Either way, I hope you both had a great day!), and chimeraesque!