Curious Saturday: are we the last generation — or the 1st sustainable one?
In this TED Talk, Hannah Ritchie explores the pressing question of whether we are the last generation to witness the Earth’s beauty and resources or the first generation to build a sustainable future. She highlights the urgent need for action to address global challenges such as climate change, deforestation, and inequality.
Ritchie concludes by emphasizing the importance of collective action and individual responsibility. She urges us to use our voices, vote for sustainable policies, and make conscious choices in our daily lives. By doing so, she believes we can be the first sustainable generation.
While Ritchie examines this large scale issue, the truth is “sustainability” gets thrown around a lot these days. But what does it actually mean for humanity to be sustainable? When you look at how much the global population has grown, the number of areas sustainability ties into (consumption, recycling, batteries, pollution, etc.), it’s all relative.