Collecting the wasteOn Saturday 21st September, as part of the Global Climate Strikes and World Clean Up day, Auroville youth organized events to address challenges related to plastic consumption and the consequences of climate change, such as rising sea levels. Over 300 volunteers participated in events such as a litter clean up, plastic waste brand audit, art installations and a climate strike solidarity photo.The threat of climate change and its consequences are no longer debatable, the “science has been crystal clear for the last 30 years” as Greta Thunberg put it in her UN speech. Carbon dioxide is at an “unprecedented” level, the highest observed in the past 800,000 years. The impacts will be devastating and are already visible.Our planet is facing its 6th mass extinction with species disappearing at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than the natural rate of extinction according to the World Wildlife Fund. By 2050, 30-50% of the species on this planet could be gone forever...
The conclusion to be drawn by the readers from the above plus Rishi's article published this month should be that the AV Today team believes in a climate crisis. Inside whole Auroville views are divided on that. For me, apart from the con census "science" the fact that the Mother never warned about this, although it was then a totally a-political subject, says enough.