Climate change
How To Live With Climate Change.

How To Live With Climate Change.

Global warming and climate change are facts of life now, according to the International Panel on Climate Change, and many scientists.

Feeling hot under the collar?

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Global Warming & Climate Change Forest Fires

Climate Change Effects

Glaciers and polar ice are melting, ocean levels are rising, hot, dry weather, huge forest fires, water restrictions, crop failures…

You name it, if these don’t feature in your life yet, they soon will.

Huge problems beyond our control!

But are you hot under the collar?

If you’re not, you probably will be soon

Huge problems beyond our control!

If you’re not, you probably live in a city where half of the Earth’s citizens live now and take much for granted.

No one is immune to Climate Change

Because in city living we are far removed from natural processes that deliver our food, clothing and energy.

Does your child even know that milk comes from a cow – or a soya bean if you’re that way inclined – and not from a milk carton?

Even in the city you cannot stick your head in the sand (or under the asphalt?) and you are not immune from climate change.

Witnesses are the 15,000 mostly elderly people that died in Paris alone in the sizzling hot European summer of 2003.

Or the many killed in New Orleans at the ‘hands’ of cyclone Katrina.

Even the latest catastrophic heatwaves experienced in Canada this year

And if you are hot under the collar, do you think perhaps that there will be some miraculous scientific break-through so they ever-responsible

‘They’ will fix the Earth?

The ultimate stem cell technology maybe that can clone a new home for us!

Seriously, for many of us it is just all too hard.

All we want is to live a life where we may raise our children to have a future.

A future of some predictability: of schooling, a job, a family, community, of achievements and an enjoyable life – on a healthy planet Earth.

Is this a fading dream, once a reasonable expectation?

Maybe, maybe not.

Our world is changing.

There are great challenges ahead and it is too late to stop global warming.

The Earth has changed and the processes it uses to regulate itself are adjusting themselves.

These changes will not suit human life as it is.

But you are not powerless.

Each person alone can change the world, one by one.

Let me explain.

Do I say that these problems are under our control then?

Well, yes and no.

We are talking about a severely disabled world really.

And from the experience of disability we can learn how to survive and thrive!

“Come on, get real”, you say? Do I hear: “Just show me the right alternate energy sources and we’ll get out of this mess.”

Yes, we desperately do need to switch to renewable energy sources that do not make a greenhouse out of our home, the Earth.

But all the technology in the world will never be enough to survive and flourish.

Renewable energy sources alone will not teach us to accept limits, unpredictability and what it is to lead a rewarding life.

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Living through climate change

How we have lived collectively, in our billions, for the last few hundred years, has got us to this point.

And by changing what we do we can live through climate change as best as we might.

Even now.

It’s simple and it’s hard work. No way out of that.

Many people with severe disabilities know this. And they report the same or better life satisfaction as anyone else–under highly challenging, vulnerable circumstances.

So, we can learn to live well in a disabled world.

Regardless of what is to come you and I will be well served by the beliefs and strategies that people with disabilities use to – not just to survive – but to live well.

These are true alternate energy sources.

Those that guide us how to use what we have sustainably.

These ‘disabled people’ believe this:

  • Accept that all of us are fragile and vulnerable
  • The world is full of limits. We need some of these to live well
  • Vulnerability and dependence are an inevitable part of a whole life
  • No-one is independent, but interdependent
  • Connection with others is our lifeline and our wellbeing

And they do this:

  • Engage with others to build positive relationship, where you live, work and play
  • Pay attention to other’s needs and that of the environment
  • Take responsibility for the situation you’re in
  • Care for others and the environment competently
  • Be assertive and use your humour and creativity

Not all people with disabilities act in this way of course. And I’d be the last to portray people with disabilities as heroes. We’re just people – trying to get on.

You try that!

Change your local world

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Recycle plastic bottles

Change your diet go plant-based

A plant-based diet or at least make drastic changes to eating meat and dairy products

Those who eat a plant-based diet lower their risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other health conditions. 

A plant-based diet consists of exclusively plant foods, including fruit, vegetables, grains, and legumes, and avoids meat, dairy, and eggs. Plant-based foods are full of fiber, rich in vitamins and minerals, free of cholesterol, and low in calories and saturated fat.

Eating a variety of these foods provides all the protein, calcium, and other essential nutrients your body needs.

A Passionate Vegan 🌿 Nutritionist can help you change

Wanda Tandy from Nutro Vegan is passionate about assisting people with their nutritional needs, whether those needs are weight management, plant-based nutrition therapy, sports nutrition as well as pediatric & pregnancy nutrition.

Wanda uses her knowledge, experience, and skills to provide a wide range of practical plant-based dietitian services.

Do what’s possible in your world

Talk to that elderly woman in your street.

Offer a hand when someone needs it.

Use less plastic & boycott supermarkets that use plastic bags!

Recycle your rubbish

Try using less electricity

Keep pushing your local MP for renewable energy sources

Doing such small things will connect you with others and your environment.

And do also use the ‘regular’ renewable alternate energy sources, and recycle too.

You can change your local world by acting in these ways.

And if all fails – regardless?

Well, it’s the only way to go!

Perhaps your world might be just as hot but it’ll be a little cooler under your collar!

Join Vbay Global Plant-Based Trading Market

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I don’t think it can ever be more clear than now, that the plant-based community needs to be able to shake hands in their own niche, in one online portal.

In order to drive the global cause of plant-based people, we would need to make a significantly harder attempt at establishing ourselves in the marketplace.

This will have a ripple effect into the agricultural and environmental arenas.

This becomes a social demand, and this demand addresses directly, all the relevant global issues.

Now we are moving in the right direction.

We are able to buy and sell and render services in the right niche, in the right area.

Plant-based products become accessible.

Needs in the market are identified, the supplier becomes aware, the buyer gets “nooch” fresh! 

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