The one thing about living in Virginia - If you do not like the weather just wait a day.It has been snowing here in Lincolnshire too, although maybe not as much as Colo.
Of course I disagree. I think you have to look at your whole lifestyle and see the environmental impact. A person who wants to reduce their environmental impact may drive less, eat local organic foods, be a vegetarian, not spray their gardenand house with chemicals, not have children, live in a smaller house. But then travel in a somewhat environmentally friendly way.more sacrifices should be made in order to reduce the impact of travel abroad - the simplest being just to reduce the amount drastically, by everyone. Not a popular attitude - especially on a travel forum - but it seems that there is no other way, unfortunately.
That is exactly the global conundrum today. Instead of the word "travel", a person can put in any other word that has bad consequences for the environment, but significant meaning for them, and ask why they should be expected to sacrifice this. But that is the problem the world is facing - how to sacrifice what is sometimes most dear. I don't have easy answers, of course, because there are none. Other than to resort to what is basically the main response around the world - to hope things aren't as bad as they sound, and to continue with what appears to be denial. Realistically, I don't think that there's much an individual can do - we're all too embedded in the consumption/fulfilment culture.Are we who love to travel, who perhaps made decisions throughout their lives in order to be able to travel frequently, supposed to give it up, the thing that gives meaning to our lives, to try to stop climate change while the world around us continues to head towards the cliff edge?
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