Sustainability 101

Simão Cunha
3 min readSep 27, 2020
Photo by Mert Guller on Unsplash

Let’s talk about sustainability, which to me, is the word of the year. At a time when we all have a duty to change our habits, if we want to leave a habitable planet for our children and grandchildren, and lower CO2 emissions.

CO2 is not a bad thing, quite the contrary, without it, there was no planet, the only bad thing in this equation is the human being, or rather, capitalism, the bad thing is people who want to make money fast without spending a lot, these people don’t think about the future, they just want to fill their bank account, who knows why. There are those who say that they have some kind of complex, or that they were taught that “money is the most important thing in the world”, but we are not going to talk about capitalism again.

The human being uses more CO2 than forests can absorb, the human being is destroying forests, and by decreasing the number of forests, CO2 absorption will be less, which are fundamental for the good functioning of the planet. The human being has already realized (if not, should), that the temperature of the planet is increasing more and more, and will continue to increase, until there is someone who does something. (In case you didn’t notice, we are the ones who can change.)

Did you know that one degree increase in the oceans is enough to kill coral reefs?