Science: Be Vegan, Don’t Fly, Don’t Buy Stuff, Sell Your Car to Change the Weather

We need to change the weather.

And we need to do it quickly.

The Guardian:

People in well-off countries can help avert climate breakdown by making six relatively straightforward lifestyle changes, according to research from three leading institutions.

The study found that sticking to six specific commitments – from flying no more than once every three years to only buying three new items of clothing a year – could rein in the runaway consumption that is partially driving the climate crisis.

The research carried out by academics at Leeds University and analysed by experts at the global engineering firm Arup and the C40 group of world cities, found that making the six commitments could account for a quarter of the emissions reductions required to keep the global heating down to 1.5C.

The study was published on Monday alongside the launch of a new climate movement to persuade and support relatively well off people to make “The Jump” and sign up to the six pledges.

Tom Bailey, co-founder of the campaign said: “This ends once and for all the debate about whether citizens can have a role in protecting our earth. We don’t have time to wait for one group to act, we need ‘all action from all actors now’.”

Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its “bleakest warning yet”, saying the climate crisis was accelerating rapidly with only a narrow chance left of avoiding its worst ravages.

The worst ravages are what?

Swamp ass? From everyone getting all sweaty?

They gave up on the claims of cities being flooded. Now it’s all just vague “ravages.”

nb4 “what kind of moron believes this horseshit?”

The same kind with Ukrainian flags on their profiles. The same posting about how excited they are to get vaxed. There is just a dumb mass of peasants that will believe literally anything authority says.

Bailey said as the world reaches the edge of ecological collapse, it needed a workable alternative to this ‘universal consumer society’ in the next decade.

“The research is clear that governments and the private sector have the largest role to play but it is also equally clear from our analysis that individuals and communities can make a huge difference.”

The Jump campaign asks people to sign up to take the following six “shifts” for one, three or six months:

Eat a largely plant-based diet, with healthy portions and no waste

Buy no more than three new items of clothing per year

Keep electrical products for at least seven years

Take no more than one short haul flight every three years and one long haul flight every eight years

Get rid of personal motor vehicles if you can – and if not keep hold of your existing vehicle for longer

Make at least one life shift to nudge the system, like moving to a green energy, insulating your home or changing pension supplier

I’ve been against consumer society from the beginning – these people complaining about it are the ones who invented it.

The replacement of traditional wood and metal furniture that would last generations with IKEA garbage made out of glue and plastic that is lucky to last a year is a good example.

Go back a bit.

How about replacing the local market with the supermarket?

People used to go to a public market with their own cloth bags or wooden boxes and buy their foodstuffs, shipped directly from farms. This is still the case in third world countries.

Whose idea was it to make that change?

Furthermore, whose idea was it to flood Western countries with immigrants, and thus massively increase total consumption?

It wasn’t my idea.

They built this system. Now they’re taking it away, as it no longer serves their purposes.

We still have boomers on the right claiming that “the man” just wants us to work and consume. It is literally the opposite.

The alien overlords in “They Live” were basically saints in comparison with the modern elite.

To the modern elite, you are a useless eater consuming limited resources that they plan to use for their future society of pedophile cyborg space travelers.