Justin Casimir

#195
Start time:

15 November, 18:43

Distance:

7,5 km , Harbo, Uppsala, SE

I run for our past mistakes and the future generations

My name is Justin, I am a French citizen living in Uppsala, and I love sport, nature and food. Born and raised in the French Alps I have experienced the melting of our magnificent glaciers. I still remember the day scientists warned us about the increasing speed of glacier melting. We didn't listen. My home valley is highly relying on tourism which is mostly skiing. To be selfish, climate change is catastrophic on the region economy. I have seen numbers of middle altitude ski resorts closing down because it is not cold enough to snow or even produce artificial snow. Should we have listen to this bunch of scientists while we still had time? Should we have developed public transportation in the valley; which is, by the way, polluted to a point that the health of its inhabitants is affected. We saw the direct early effect of climate change but we remained mute, blind and hidebound. We preferred to take a cars up the mountain to enjoy greedily the remaining snow knowing that future generations will only be able to see pictures of the so called ski resorts. If I want to run is to show that our passivity and ignorance start to impact our selfish behaviors. It is time now to listen and act to save what is still savable. We cannot pursue our journey without thinking about our planet because as we know, She does not need us to live, we do."

I run for our past mistakes and the future generations

My name is Justin, I am a French citizen living in Uppsala, and I love sport, nature and food. Born and raised in the French Alps I have experienced the melting of our magnificent glaciers. I still remember the day scientists warned us about the increasing speed of glacier melting. We didn't listen. My home valley is highly relying on tourism which is mostly skiing. To be selfish, climate change is catastrophic on the region economy. I have seen numbers of middle altitude ski resorts closing down because it is not cold enough to snow or even produce artificial snow. Should we have listen to this bunch of scientists while we still had time? Should we have developed public transportation in the valley; which is, by the way, polluted to a point that the health of its inhabitants is affected. We saw the direct early effect of climate change but we remained mute, blind and hidebound. We preferred to take a cars up the mountain to enjoy greedily the remaining snow knowing that future generations will only be able to see pictures of the so called ski resorts. If I want to run is to show that our passivity and ignorance start to impact our selfish behaviors. It is time now to listen and act to save what is still savable. We cannot pursue our journey without thinking about our planet because as we know, She does not need us to live, we do."