In Louisiana they lose a football field’s worth of land every 45 minutes, due to climate change. “It’s strange to think that the place you grew up no longer exists”. This used to be a slow motion disaster but it’s not slow anymore, it’s really fast. And yet, we are not changing our behavior in any material ways. Ten years ago I turned in my car after a lease expired and decided to not to get another, promising myself I’d buy another if I felt I needed it. I didn’t.
That was the beginning of what I now know was a huge change in my life. I reoriented everything in my life to adapt to getting around without a car. And became a minimalist. Which, btw, is incredibly liberating.