For the last 150 years, we have carelessly consumed crude fuels in immeasurable quantities that took millions of years to develop.
How much resources we will have available in the future is debatable, but we agree globally that we need to rethink our hunger for energy.
The climate has always changed in the history of our planet, but here, too, we all agree for the most part that it has never happened so fast.
Whether only humans and their actions are responsible and how big their share of climate change is, can not be determined exactly. But on this issue too, most people around the world are of the opinion that we need to pay more attention to nature and its laws if we also want to have a livable world tomorrow.
Not only do we deprive our home of "earth," we also produce waste that for the most part has unimaginable disintegration times by human standards, e.g. Radioactivity, chemistry or plastics.
Although we have been aware for more than 60 years in our so-called civilized nations that we are about to envelop and poison ourselves, we have pushed our decadent way of life ever further, as if we had a second or even third fallback planet.
Many mechanisms in this debate may not immediately affect and change individual small individuals versus reckless giant global players. But we can sharpen our awareness and, where possible, tackle it.
Just the days made the topic of plastic garbage in the oceans headlines. A dead whale with several kilograms of plastic in the stomach has been washed ashore on the beach.
"Ten million tons of waste land each year in the oceans and seas of the world, most of them are the smallest of plastic particles," said EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik in 2016.
Experts suspect that over 150 million tons of plastic waste are now polluting the oceans, and according to Greenpeace, only the waste area in the Pacific covers an area the size of Central Europe.
If the current trend continues, as can be seen in a broad-based report from UN environmental experts from 2018, plastic waste in the world's oceans will rise to 12 billion tonnes in 2050.
According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, by the middle of the century, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans and it is estimated that there is already a 1: 2 ratio between plastic and plankton, a vital food source for many marine creatures.
Plastic, as some responsible persons proclaim, is an indispensable part of our daily lives. And in other areas too, people in charge do not seem quite willing to change anything.