Now...what I am about to say is very controversial.
But only because of how painful it is when you realize that it is true.
Please understand I am not about to say this because of any other reason than it being the truth. And we need to face the painful facts about what is happening if we hope to ever reverse the destruction on a massive scale.
When we think about the "global 1%" we often imagine the huge corporations destroying our planet for profit or elites in our society that live in lavish luxury without a care in the world for their consumption.
And we would be right. They are absolutely in the global top 1%.
But that is only partly true. The full truth is that these people are in the top .001% or higher on the global scale.
And here comes the painful part...
Anyone who makes more than $32,400 a year is in the global 1%.
Don't get me wrong, it is easy to forget this when you see massive corporations and elitists destroying our planet at unprecedented levels.
What they are doing is nothing short of sickening.
But we have to realize that many of us, though we are not rich by many standards, are extremely wealthy on the global scale.
And because of this wealth, we almost automatically have a much, much higher carbon footprint.
It's why the average carbon footprint for everyone in the world is 5 tons per year...
But the average carbon footprint of people living in developed countries is 24 TONS on the low, conservative end.
That means that the chances are if you are reading this, you are either in the top global 1% or at the very least, the top global 10%.
That means we all need to take our part in this problem seriously.
We must face the fact that we are responsible on some level for contributing to this crisis.
All I would ask of you is to simply do your part and erase your carbon.
8 Billion Trees Founder - Jon Chambers