Could adopting a sustainable lifestyle be a solution for climate change? – BBC News


People may think that we are poor but
actually we are rich. We have moved to the forest. We can’t go on consuming
wasting, over-consuming and that is the problem.
We choose the nature, so to live here,
we’re trying to solve the problem ourselves. One friend,
he always calls us and collects, if we need something from the supermarket
what they throw away there. Once he had tomatoes
which were produced in Senegal, and packed in plastic in France,
sold in Ivalo and then thrown away
in Lapland – northernmost Lapland. That is insane –
that is stupid. Of course we ate the tomatoes,
but it made us think – what is this? When you are living like this, when you have
sheep and cows and things, and then go hunting elk,
then you know what you get. And that is healthy, that is a totally
different thing than going to the shop. When it’s produced here, you know what you
get and that is healthy. We don’t have running water in our house.
We only use water from the lake. It’s so fresh and clean, you can drink it,
and we use it cooking and washing dishes, and washing our clothes.
And we don’t have a shower. We only have a sauna.
Once or twice a week, we warm up the sauna with wood.
Now in summer time, it’s very easy to get water from the lake, but
in the winter time, you must first cut a hole in the
ice and then you get some fresh, very cold water. We live a good, nice and peaceful life here.
I don’t think the children are missing something. This is only healthy, and when they go to
school, they have the computers,
they have the internet. Still we are connected with a global world,
of course, we can’t not be. We should slow down,
eat less, drink less, go to shower every three days,
drive less, don’t fly. People are not talking about consuming less.
They think that we can solve replacing the fossil fuels
with solar or wind energy, or something. That’s nonsense.
We don’t solve the problem by changing things, by recycling things.
We solve the thing by not doing the things.
We have chosen our lifestyle like this and other people should think about
climate change themselves and find their own solutions for it.

100 thoughts on “Could adopting a sustainable lifestyle be a solution for climate change? – BBC News”

  1. As long as a government reaps benefit from companies causing emissions, climate issue will never be solved.

  2. fuck that,with trash like you and yah puppet masters this place should burn,you went on reguardless when you knew full well you would ruin the atmosphere with youre greed,did you learn anything? no….youre going in the same circles blaming everything else..no. its time you accepted youre failures and its time for you to face consequences youre life essence that soul you have… will be a start

  3. It's like White people are the only ones coming up with stupid ideas and doing dumb things like this. You think a billion Chinese care about sustainability? You think a billion Africans care about this? They're living their lives and doing whatever the heck they want while you or we are just putting ourselves a crap situations.

  4. Companies just want to make money whatever the cost .look at plastic.they knew it wasent good for the environment.

  5. Organic food. Thanks for your diligence. You have made it. Economically you are saving a lot. From the UK innocent deportee Mr Mamadou Bendaloue in Ghana. Tel: 00233500506761

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  7. Adopting & fostering kids or placing kids in state are also widespread tactics, for UK establiment & UK Authorities to mass groom, traffick & kill kids for profit <<< WESTMONSTER

  8. What happens if the boat Downs syndrome girl Greta Thunberg in sailing in gets hit by an iceberg like the one that took down the Titanic. Who's going to replace her as the (((agent))) of change making retarded millennials feel guilty about chowing down on a burger.

  9. Brave people and I wish them well. But this is no solution to anything. If millions of people followed their example the fragile environments in these wilderness areas would be degraded. The spin on this story is just about the silliest I have heard as a way to save the Earth by wrecking its remaining wild and semi-wild places. One family, even a few families can remind us of the beauty of pristine nature. And fortunately, there are few such brave souls.
    Fortunate too that the world's population will level off at about 11 billion and become about 80% urban.
    Because urbanization is the way to spare the environment, that and lots of cheap energy.

  10. EVER HUMAN IS A BACTERIAL infection ON PLANET EARTH 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕

  11. There is no climate change how many times do you people have to be told. This is a very based on bunk science a theory based on crappy science a theory based on s*** science how many times do you have to be told this before you realize that there is no climate change there is no climate change. Morons!

  12. Everyone should combat climate change in their own way, those who choose to ignore climate change and those who want everyone to ignore climate change are the problem.

  13. Yeah, nice. While the factories keep making tools you can use, producing food so your friend can use his car and drive you the food they throw away, medicines so you can take your children to the hospital in a city should they get sick (not to speak of an educational system for them)… It's nice to enjoy the benefits of civilization (from "civitas", city) while feeling you are not contributing to that mess. But you still depend on it. Less, but you still do.

    This is not the solution, but it has many lessons we can learn.

  14. Whatever the news, this news channel supports PAKISTAN (A TERROR STATE WHICH SHIELDED AND SHELTERED OSAMA BIN LADEN FOR 10 YEARS AND LIED ABOUT HIS WHEREABOUTS) and helps it to peddle its lies thus indirectly aiding and abetting TERRORISTS.

  15. BBC – Go live in a wooden hut whitey….
    Meanwhile all the immigrants are top of the list for a free council house and benefits for life,

  16. Could lowering the population help people live a sustainable lifestyle? Yes! UK heading towards 70 million on an island 2.5 times smaller than France, who has the same population! Yet the same people who protest for climate change are pro mass immigration.

  17. they are living off, i guess, a few hundred hectares of land with an enormous lake with fishing and hunting opportunities and there is no one sharing it – this is just not viable or even possible for most people…they have a car and buy foods, etc that they cant source from nature so without jobs, i suppose they are living off social benefits. This story is not about sustainability!!

  18. not all that wander are lost. perhaps, at first, they were lost. but only the lost can be found. let yourself find you. it feels like a homecoming. a remembered being. trust the process. : ) yes. you might have to get uncomfortable. and perhaps hungry. but the view gained is divine.

  19. What is Phil Mitchell doing here pretending to be scandinavian?
    Seriously, the globalist elite are showing you how you ARE going to be living very soon.
    They are laughing in your faces and you don't see it, because you are too dumb.
    One family doing this does bugger-all to 'save the planet', but if you cause shortages of food on purpose the people will have no option other than dying.

  20. Climate hoax. Just another tax coming. State tv peddling more bullshit. Now let’s see who’s triggered! If you’re going to reply. Bring some hard facts please. Not just the liberal trash of name calling.

  21. after having a few kids … after aggravating the problem … giving advice on healthy life . … .. And this you call sustainable

  22. Ah BBC is telling white people to go and live in the wild and let the cities go to the third world hoard how nice

  23. When they start the great cull of the world's population we won't feel so bad because it will all be to save the planet.

  24. The only solution is endless recycling, like our cells already do. Anyway these people are no example, if everyone did like they are doing having 5 kids and living in the forest and of it then the problem would remain the forest would be destroyed and life in it consumed to extinction.

  25. This isn't the solution. The solution is to change industry, energy, and consumerism to be more clean. Companies and governments can build and do things in a clean way with way less emission but they are not spending money on this technology because they don't like to spend money. Its selfish and shortsighted, and there's no reason the average person should have the burden of trying to affect climate change by living more sustainably. Instead, the average person should be fighting government and corporations to do something. We can live the same lifestyle as we do today, if we all force those with power to do something.

  26. What I'm wondering is, if everyone were to live like this, would there there still wilderness for people to sustainably live in? Isn't that this kind of lifestyle is only possible nowadays as long as the majority live in large urban centers? Wouldn't it be more sustainable, more ecological to put the whole human population in just a few megalopoli, and keep humans out of the larger part of the planet?

    I appreciate the sentiment, but I feel like they're being naive.

    What do you think?

  27. Yeah.., Africans and Asians need to adopt a lifestyle of less than 2 children per family.

    BRITTS need to do NOTHING bcs its the overpopulation by africans and asians that is the problem on this planet.

  28. Yes sir! I agree with u. Most people think money can make them happy yes temporarily because u think it that way, but eventually earth is round, like a wheel it rotates. When it go down will u still be happy without it

  29. As much as i love the life style, its not possible for everyone to live like that. Elk would go extinct within a couple years.

  30. How can small countries make any difference when you have huge countries not giving a fk. Get onto the likes of russia , china, brazil etc then maybe the little guys will make a difference. Until that happens there will be no change

  31. The problem is climate change, there are gases being released that are affecting the environment. Ask the pope and his daughter Greta Thornburg, they speak for the whole world. Especially the pope. He wants to tax people passing gas, so he will do population control, stop you from eating, so you quit passing gas. Does this make sense???? Ask the Georgia guidestones. It says RC Christian is responsible for the Georgia guidestones. Think about this. Roman Catholic Church. Check their agenda and check the Georgia guidestones agenda the same. Freemason Lodge Vatican City. Jesuit agenda, for you to worship the Sun 🌞. If you were the devil how evil would you deceive people??? You would use climate change to worship the Sun.Constantine change the biblical Seventh-Day SABBATH to Sunday, the first day of the week. Friday evening to Saturday evening is the biblical Sabbath. But people call it legalism keeping it. That would be the devil 😈. This is all in your King James Bible, the one the pope hates. So you know it's good. Let Jesus speak to you, read it. Matthew 24 mark13 Luke21 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 John 14:6 Revelation 1:1 Revelation 19:10 John 3:16 Romans 6:23. Maranatha

  32. People should stop playing with their imagination and enjoy creations of God Almighty….nature and everth on it is a creation of Allah Alone…submission to Him is the only way to find the peace and tranquility…

  33. Short answer is yes but it'll never happen.People are way too selfish as a whole to think us instead of we.

  34. No because if more people followed suit the place would becomes a polluted shit hole and there is not enough remote space.

  35. It is a scientific fact that Co2 emissions are heavier than air and therefore disperse all around us. When it is cold, Co2 vaporises. A good example of this is when a plane is flying high in a clear blue sky; we will then see a great cloud of vaporised Co2. Where clouds don't rise, but in low pressure areas they can come down as rain or snow, but they don't rise up into the stratosphere.
    Although methane, from cows and from humans, is a potential greenhouse gas, its effect is relatively short-lived. So perhaps the climate change and the global warming that spelled the end of the recognised Ice-Age, over 12,000 years ago, is also what is happening now?
    For the Sun radiates carbon among its other gases! Therefore it is more likely than not that the greenhouse effect is the carbon which is radiated from the sun! When it is waste plastic that should surely be our true concern?
    But to hit the nail firmly on the head, run your car engine on a cold morning, and then look at the end of your exhaust to see where the vaporised Co2 actually goes. You won’t need an umbrella!

  36. Whatever good they are doing at their home the bad of living so far from the school and supermarket undoes it, and hardly practical for others to copy

  37. Oh sure, everyone adopts this lifestyle? There isn't enough land available, somebody owns nearly all the land surface. So this is illogical and ridiculous. Even if all land was available, there is not enough for the population of the Earth, so what do you do? The problem is population,nothing but population.

  38. so this is the idea? to move occupants of every city in the world out to a piece of land each, so they can live sustainably…mmmm yep well we have had hippies for many decades…this is only new to this guy and of course he thinks he is sharing ground breaking news to the world… sorry no its a puff piece and surely even BBC can see the Heading is pathetic…sorry guys usually a supporter of your stories but this is just sad…

  39. Awesome to see a family try this. It's a good start, the Earth can support 11 billion people. In fact livestock uses most of our water. First we grow wheat to feed the cows and then also water the cows on top of it. So switch to electric cars and planes then eat mostly veggies and we are good to go. Maybe we could grow meat in a lab or something. We need cities like the garden city concept so that people don't get separated from nature.

  40. I do wholeheartedly agree that slowing down is in general a good tip for most people living in highly populated urban centers, and that it'd be great if people would spread over more and whatnot….

    But I imagine even he and his family can see the paradox of what he's talking about. It is similar to what we often see in communes and other alternate lifestyles of people and groups in modern societies.

    See, you cannot get that car, the refuse of produce, and several other stuff shown in the video like the boat, the clothing, the kitchen utensils, the thermometer, the fencing and whole ton of other stuff without the logic of mass production, and of modern society in general. Not as cheaply and not as conveniently. And of course, people living in those conditions will always run to cities with proper hospitals when the worst happens.

    Even if your lifestyle is mostly composed of the refuse of modern society, like getting the produce markets are throwing away, or building your home from industrial trash, and stuff like that – it is still fundamentally dependant on the very type of living that you are trying to escape from.

    A modern industrial logic that depends on high ammounts of people to be functional, and a high degree of technology, research and processes around optimization, mass production, industrial processes and infrastructure.
    So yeah, a sustainable lifestyle is possible for few people who are willing to go for it. But it doesn't scale, because it is only possible as long as the modern industrial logic is there to back it up.

    Families like these, communes, and again, all these people going for alternative lifestyles with sustainability in mind gotta acknowledge that to some degree, they are not going against the trend – they are just a subset of it. The way they are currently living is only possible because most people are not willing to go for it. This isn't a revelation, and it isn't sustainable by itself.

    Sure, more people can go without crap like social networks, smartphone addiction, constant internet connection, the overflow of information that is often quite shitty, among several other modern trappings.

    But it is simply impossible for the majority of people to adopt a lifestyle like that. Just imagine a ton of families trying to live off of the fishes on that same lake, as an example. Imagine tons and tons of families around them going for the same thing. While it's just a few, sure, it might work. But say you have a dozen families trying to go for the same lake for fishing, the same market for produce that others won't buy, the same area for planting stuff… etc etc. It all breakes down.

    It doesn't scale. The only reason why we can get to the current level of feeding enough people is due to industrial efficiency logic. Our race would basically be finished if the 7.6 billion people living in it tried going back to basically living off the land like that. People may see modern agriculture, farms, and whatnot as evil, but it's thanks to the modernization of those that we have enough to feed this huge ammount of people in the planet.
    And yes, I know tons of people are starving in several regions of the world to this day, but it's not because of lack of food, it's because of lack of infrastructure.

  41. Millions of people in India are living like this, nothing new u r doing, western countries are more responsible for climate change, u people consume more electricity,, gas petrol ⛽, all other resources as compare to average Indian families in India,

  42. I believe he's the one pushing his family into this deprave lifestyle,(istening to the wife points of view) yet I do agreed that having too much isn't ok. but all he saying I do it in town and am very close to the nature and will not pressured others to live my lifestyle.

  43. Co2 is plant food, not pollution and Co2 cannot rise up and create a heat trapping canopy, because the specific gravity of Co2 is 1.5 while air is 1.0. If Co2 could rise up and create a heat trapping canopy, there would be no plants or trees on the ground. God made it heavy, so it would sink to the ground and feed the plants. Right now the Co2 level is 400 PPM, which is low, and if you lower Co2 to 200 PPM, 97% of the trees and plants will die. We need to start burning more fossil fuels to save the planet. For thousands of years we had forest fires burning for months on end, which were keeping the Co2 levels high. Now we have modern day firefighting equipment to put these fires out. More people also used to burn wood for heating and cooking, which kept the planet healthy. Like I said, Co2 is heavier than air and does not float up, but sinks down. We have warnings in the US for people entering caves and underground storm drains for the risk of suffocation from Co2 displacing the air. The sun controls our climate and temperatures, and in 2011 we witnessed some of the largest solar flares ever seen on the sun. The very next day we had record high temps around the world. Even if Co2 could float up and create a canopy, it can't trap heat. A university in Texas did an experiment to try and prove their climate change hypothesis, and their experiment ended up showing that Co2 cannot trap heat. Ladies and gentlemen, this climate change is a bunch of BS that was dreamed up by people that don't know basic elementary school level science. Google "Co2 is heavier than air demonstration" and you'll see what I mean.

  44. what if 7.7 b people on earth hold their breath together for as long as they can..howmuch reduction in co2 emissions? .must have happened when trump won the election

  45. THE WORLD IS BUILDING 1600 YES 1600 NEW COAL FIRED POWER STATIONS IN THE WORLD AS WE SPEAK AND MANY ARE IN CHINA AS PER THE JANUARY 2019 REPORT FROM THE RESEARCH ORGANISATION "URGEWALD" IN GERMANY !!!!!!! THE WORLD NEEDS BASE POWER NOT WINDMILLS AND SOLAR PANELS – RESEARCH HAS NOW ESTABLISHED THAT THE SO CALLED "GLOBAL WARMING" AND " CLIMATE CHANGE" ARE THE BIGGEST HOAX IN THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY AND SOME PEOPLE STILL BELIEF THE GARBAGE THE ILLUMINATI LIKE GEORGE SOROS AND OTHER INVENTED – HA-HA AND HA AGAIN!

  46. Unless everyone starts doing this it wont make even the slightest change. The top 10% of the world is responsible for 50% of the cause of climate change

  47. They are so disgusting! How can they return to nature and simultaneously keep their dog on the chain ! Mountains of hipocrysy !!!!!! Let the dog free !

  48. this will only work for small groups of people, not the giant populations of modern nations and cities. Efficient technology is there solution not this. plus many people can not life like that, plus this guy still relies on modern society for stuff as well.

  49. America is only responsible for 15% of all ocean pollution. So paper straws, and children aren't going to save us. We have to hold the countries in Africa and China responsible for the destruction of the other 85% of the eco system. We could all stop plastic use in America, drive teslas, switch to completely renewable power sources and it wouldn't make a dent in how bad things are.

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