“Climate change ain’t political; it’s parental.”– Prince Ea
Indeed, climate change is a result of many parents, especially those in positions of influence and privilege, particularly in corporations and governments, who choose to live an unsustainable lifestyle or make decisions and policies that conform to the capitalistic economic system at the expense of our environment. As a result, our actions cause harm to the environment and affect the future of today’s children.
Come to think of it, if we see parenthood in a broader context, perhaps each of us can be a parent or mentor or guide to our younger generations, whether physically or spiritually.
Will our children and youths inherit a safe, diverse, inclusive and habitable world from us?
Will we also be teachable enough to learn (or relearn) the values of respecting and caring for Nature and sustainable living from them?