Where the unicorn lives...

Yes, of course it's going to be expensive. This is the basic where-the-unicorn-lives principle in action. Halting the destruction of the planet, I mean.

We these days fully realise that our very existence relies upon the delicate balance of nature - what's left of it - and that unless we act now to preserve what remains, we're fucked. What does this have to do with unicorns?

We've all seen something like this..

an image

I think it originated in a printer's workshop where they had a sign which read..

Everyone wants their job done well, done cheap and done fast. I say, "pick two"

Or something like that. But when it comes to fixing this planetary fuck-up, we can't not do a good job. That's not optional. And as for timescale, fast is now the only option. Or else we're fucked. Ergo, "cheap" is out of the question.

This is what happens when you leave stuff until the last minute.

Last December in Montreal, almost 200 governments agreed to conserve 30% of the world’s lands and oceans by 2030. But instead world leaders are now humming and ho-ing and scaling back environmental targets; diverting their energies and funds to war and conflict. Eh?

Our governments need to stop the madness and just fork over the cash required to get the job done. Or else we're all fucked. They don't seem to be bothered about anything more than the next election cycle.

And if your our leaders can't be bothered to prioritise the future of mankind itself, how can they expect common folk like us to give a shit?

Which partly explains why every time I walk the city streets, I pass dozens of stationary cars with their engines running, waste bins full of recycling, over-heated shops (with rows of alkaline batteries and bottled water, disposable wipes and single-use vapes.. AAARRRHHH!) and offices.. I could go on and on and on.

Mass stupidity starts at the top. Then we stupid masses choose stupider leaders and so this crazy feedback loop continues until you have actual muppets in government. Maybe this has already happened.

The second problem is that the trillions* needed to get the job done right mostly needs to be put into the hands of the world's indigenous people; as they are the only ones left with a clue of how to actually look after the planet and its myriad ecosystems.

I think it's easy to see where this is heading.

I wonder what's on the telly, eh?


* The State of Climate Action 2022 report recommends that we spend at least $460bn per year for the next decade.

Hey, what about taking the $540bn we currently waste subsidising the supremely destructive meat industry (set to hit $1.8tn per year by 2030, 90% of which a UN report deemed "harmful" to planet earth and its people (us)) and instead invest it in repairing the planet, meat alternatives, that sort of thing.

This seems like a no-brainer to me, but then, I'm not continually hounded by well-paid lobbyists.

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