Act out of love, not fear
It is sad that Greta Thunberg was made Time 2019 Person of the Year. She has little scientific knowledge and little ability to make any real change other than being a mouthpiece to expound emotive rhetoric.
It is sad that today's youth feel they are burdened with the responsibility to “save the planet”, to quote from her speech at the World Economic Forum, the annual convention of CEOs and world leaders in Davos, Switzerland in January:
“I want you to panic, I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.”
The fact is, there will be an increase in bushfires, floods, famine, hurricanes, rising sea levels, volcanic activity, earthquakes, war, terrorism and financial crises, and there is nothing anybody can do to stop it!
That doesn't mean that we should be fatalistic and do nothing, though, as we are the caretakers of this world.
We need to start at home and get our relationships right with God, our family, friends and our environment, and be as self-sufficient as possible.
As a city and country, the less reliant we are on external input the better.
We need to make wise decisions based on fact, love and caring, not fear or panic. Then we can make a difference!