If Not Us, Then Who? Low Carbon and Loving It

John PearceNews

This presentation draws on the glowing reviews of Mark Delaney’s Low Carbon and Loving it book -

‘In a fast changing world, we can become confused by science, baffled by statistics and overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenges we face’ (Bookless, 2018). 

What we saw at this seminar was the Delaney family's human experience ‘underpinned by a simple, holistic and rare combination of Knowing, Doing and Being. By advancing knowledge (covering the basic climate science), promoting practice (suggesting practical implementation steps), and advocating a more wholesome way of life (inspiring self-awareness, authenticity and restraint)’ (Leutz, 2018) this seminar was a stand out.

The seminar is for people who are sick of passively watching the climate crisis unfold and are more than ready to do something about it. Mark Delaney believes that it is ordinary people like us who must take the initiative in the fight against climate change by leading low-carbon lives.  Don't feel powerless by the current leadership paralysis, about 55% of the emissions reductions are linked to consumer choices, that is OUR challenge!

The good news is that leading a low-carbon life is not only doable, but can be fulfilling and a fun way to live.  Mark's family have done it, not only in middle class Australia but also in the slums of India.

Mark's presentation is an eye opener to the crisis the world faces as he touches on his own lived experience, climate science, problems arising from business as usual, the solutions and the hierarchy of ways to reduce our carbon footprint.  It is all doable, IF NOT US, THEN WHO?

                  

Take The Quiz Before You View The Recording

  1. Name two ways the earth naturally handles CO2 emissions?
  2. What CO2 level in the atmosphere is OK? What is the level now?
  3. Why does higher greenhouse gas concentration cause the earth’s atmosphere to heat?
  4. Which continents will produce less food as a result of climate change?
  5. How does climate change contribute to species extinction?
  6. Which 2 major ice sheets are problematic for sea level rise?
  7. What international meeting set limits on emissions?  What was the limit?
  8. What is the global average emissions per person? And the average Australian? 

How did you go?  The answers can be found in the seminar.

                  

Seminar Feedback

"An excellent and motivational presentation" (Bill)
"A clear and comprehensive presentation" (Iain)
"An excellent session, very educational" (Kay)

                  

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