Being “climate smart” is a lot more than just knowing that you shouldn’t blame cold fronts on Canada or high-pressure systems on places deep in Mexico. That kind of talk is for meteorologists with very little in the way of a clue. What I think climate smart means to a lot of people is the idea of living a smart life and keeping one’s carbon footprint relatively small, without becoming an overbearing ideologue. I believe this is a very important distinction that unfortunately a lot of environmentalists forget about. Yes there is a lot of damage taking place every day by industrial companies across the planet, but I do believe that real change starts at home: consider just how much garbage you use on a weekly basis, as an example. Is this something you think you can minimize? The likelihood if you’re like most North Americans is that you can minimize this. You can make a change, but you have to put real effort forward and set goals for yourself. I did, and it felt pretty good.
There are certainly a lot of environmental issues that can be talked about on this site, but I’ve chosen to look at one that interest me the most. I understand that there is an entire school of thought that somehow climate change is absolutely false, but it’s funny how that school of thought tends to be bought and paid for by some of the hardest core polluters on this planet. I don’t intend to put many articles on the site telling you that somehow the melting of the ice cap is just a natural thing. That somehow all of this pollution that we are dealing with on a daily basis is not going to do anything and that we are all going to live in a beautiful world for the rest of our lives, ad nauseum.
But I’m also not going to preach at you. That I believe to be a very key thing. In the end, the decision as to how you behave should do your own.