I have mixed feelings.
In 2019, a godsent angry kid, Greta Thunberg has energized the climate protests more than any other person had been able, and she was elected Person of the Year by Time magazine. There are positive climate-change related news almost every day and there's a noticable increase of political pressure to take action.
At the same time, there are still millions who do not even aknowledge the problem. Even when they do, it's difficult to come to a global agreement on who should bear the costs; The Madrid Climate Summit this month left us all disappointed. Wildfires are raging in Australia as I type this, burning a total area larger than the size of Belgium.
It's clear that we need to do much-much more in 2020.
At Under Lucky Stars we try to do our best to mitigate our impact on climate. As in 2017 and 2018, this year yet again we offset our carbon footprint through Cool Earth making all star map orders carbon neutral for 2019. We encourge you to do the same with your personal emission and push your workplace to do the same.
We also launched our climate manifesto, advocating for global carbon tax, a proposal that earned a Nobel Prize in economics in 2018. Not everyone was happy. When we tried to promote the climate mini-site through Facebook, they flagged it as "political", requiring special credentials to advertize it that we didn't have.
When we sent an email newsletter promoting the same site, some people got angry. Below is our favorite exchange.
Keep fighting the good fight in the new decade! We have nothing to lose by fighting climate change but inaction could cost us everything.
Under Lucky Stars