Ok so I dont really know this reporter but it hits me hard when I see good people trying to make a change and stand up against pollution only to be labeled as trouble makers and time wasters. As if a few days cannot be sacrificed by big money to listen to the concerns of most people.
Modern life now has climate change as an everyday term and yet people who are fighting for needed change are openly attacked by people who might well be taking money banked on the status quo (not the band).
Arguments Used By Mass Media
Alongside accusations by the Sun, LBC and the BBC focusing on any disruption to business as usual there is barley any mention of the real problem that is climate change. whether man made or not surely this should be the focus of any self preserving nation – the real issue is certainty not Brexit – it should be sustainability addressing both ecology and social issues as one.
Even The Snobs
Even though snobs do exist (many dont even know they are doing it), even the snob should be listened to.
With so many people slowly waking up to the environmental crisis we face, people’s actions are lagging way behind their awareness—and that creates guilt. I have found friends and family explaining this “transgression” or that “indulgence” to me—whether it is flying business class, or eating non-organic meat—despite the fact that I try, to the best of my ability, to avoid being the eco-nag as much as possible (and have probably been ‘guilty’ of many of the same actions too).
It is, of course, possible that I subconsciously convey judgment or criticism, but I suspect it may also be that the slowly growing eco-conscience of some people makes itself known in different ways.
Yes, eco-snobs exist. Yes, they might appear to be counterproductive. But to all the vegans, locavores, back-to-the-landers and buy-nothing advocates getting on with living their lives, and who have faced the mockery of their peers,
we need you now,
because we need everyone we can get.