Pretty fucked, but we’re optimistic.

We’ve made a mess of this planet and we need to stop thinking it’s not our problem, that it’s up for debate or it’s just too hard to fix. Dive bombing our heads in the sand or thinking it’s up to the tree huggers just isn’t an option anymore. Before you start running for the hills, stick with us for a little longer because this isn’t all doom and gloom.

What you’ll find here is a list of head slap-ingly easy things everyone can do to start unfucking things. The power of people can be pretty amazing. But before we get into that, let’s take a moment to refresh our memories. We know fossil fuels, global warming and greenhouse gasses are bad, but to care about something, is to properly understand it.

When good things go wrong.

Earth’s atmosphere naturally has gasses (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) that all work to make the earth a happy, totally balanced ecosystem. Thanks to things like cars, industry and general consumption, a shit-load more methane and carbon dioxide is produced, which totally messes up this natural balance.

So now, these excess gasses are getting trapped in the atmosphere. This is known as the greenhouse effect; when there are more gases that can normally be absorbed by the planet. It’s making the planet warmer and bringing on a whole knock-on effect to our climate. 

Ok, with that knock-on effect in mind, we come to climate change. The change in climate is measured by big, lasting changes to temperature, rain and wind patterns. Most experts agree the changes we’ve seen in the past 50 years like big heatwaves, longer winters and crazy storms is thanks to us.