Carbon Diet New Year’s Resolution Published on January 24, 2023

Written by Lora Wondolowski, Director of Advancement and Communications, Peace Development Fund

With the turning of the New Year, many are turning to New Year’s resolutions and self-improvement. It is an age-old tradition that usually lasts until February when the cold and dark gain footing; making me want to eat unhealthy snacks and binge-watch TV. This year I want to commit myself to a different type of self-improvement — a carbon diet for our ailing planet.

At the end of last year world leaders met in Egypt to update commitments to the Paris Agreement on climate change. More striking to me were the meetings in Montreal to discuss biodiversity and mass extinction of species in every corner of the globe. I admit it is hard to get my head around mass extinction and what that means for me. As humans, we only experience a narrow range of species that support the ecosystems that we rely upon. Species are dying off as much as 1,000 times more frequently than before the arrival of humans 60 million years ago. Overall wildlife populations have plunged by an average of 69% between 1970 and 2018 with Latin American and the Caribbean experiencing the steepest decline in animal populations since 1970. That is a huge change just in my lifetime. More than 41,000 species are threatened with extinction…

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