353: I don’t want to act on the environment

I think I’ve accidentally led people astray, sharing how much I enjoy acting in stewardship. I would prefer doing anything I wanted whenever and wherever, on my terms—that is, if I didn’t have to consider how my behavior affected others, especially those powerless to stop my effects from hurting them.

A worker uses a rope to move through a pile of empty plastic bottles at a recycling workshop in Mumbai June 5, 2014. According to the United Nations Environment Programme website, World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 to raise global awareness and motivate action for environmental protection. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) – RTR3SBL2

Today’s episode shares how I’m doing on the personal level what science suggests—no magic, nothing personal, just following the advice that makes the most sense. On the social level, I’m leading other people, corporations, institutions, and government. I’m not making things up or denying.

I’d rather play sports, cook, hike, meet girls, and so on. But science shows the state of the world and the risks to come. I refuse to ignore or tell myself what I do doesn’t matter. So I act at best I can.

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