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Habitability and Climate Crisis

Habitability refers to the capacity of an environment or place to accommodate and sustain life in suitable conditions for the development and well-being of various life forms, including human beings. The habitability of a place depends on a series of physical, environmental, and social factors that influence the quality of life and the ability of species to adapt and thrive in that environment.

The social aspects of habitability encompass various aspects related to quality of life, well-being, and people's participation in the community. It is necessary to consider these social factors alongside environmental and economic aspects to achieve sustainable and equitable habitability.

Habitability is also the way in which from our body/territory/land, we resist the socio-environmental injustices arising from activities where fossil fuels are the exploitable target for State projects.

Our urban environment translates into an inert and unproductive territory that makes us dependent on the outside to obtain food and basic goods, such as water. We experience a continuous decline in native vegetation, and we are surrounded by delimited and private spaces or saturated with advertising that increases our frustrations while pursuing unattainable economic goals. All of this generates inequalities, differences, and violence that prevent us from achieving dignified lives.

The climate crisis is happening now, and the magnitude of the ongoing catastrophe is unprecedented. It is a global challenge that requires urgent and coordinated action worldwide. There are various solutions and strategies that can contribute to addressing this issue and reducing the impacts of climate change.

Some of the solutions proposed by MUSAA include:

  1. Transition to renewable energies managed by the people: Encourage the use of clean and renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal, at a small-scale, local level, and managed by communities to gradually reduce dependence on fossil fuels, which are one of the main causes of greenhouse gas emissions.

  2. Voluntary Simplicity: Voluntary simplicity is a narrative in line with natural processes of ecosystems. In MUSAA, we promote it through ecofeminist education with the aim of replacing the predatory system of capital accumulation with one of responsible and local production and consumption.

  3. Protection and restoration of ecosystems: Preserve and restore forests, wetlands, and other natural ecosystems that act as carbon sinks and contribute to mitigating climate change, demanding compliance with national and international laws.

  4. Sustainable agriculture: Promote agricultural practices that are environmentally friendly and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as agroforestry and conservation agriculture.

  5. Food for the Common Good: Ethically consume local and culturally valuable foods that contribute to collective regeneration, preferably plant-based diets.

  6. Sustainable transportation: Encourage the use of public transportation, bicycles, and electric vehicles, as well as improve infrastructure for walking and cycling, thus reducing emissions from the transportation sector. But above all, choose mobility that reinforces collective ties to create safe public spaces for everyone.

  7. Ecofeminist Education: Promote environmental education and awareness about the climate crisis and the importance of taking individual and collective actions to address it, especially those carried out by women's groups, organizations, and collectives.

  8. Defending the body/territory/land: Turn away from any activity that puts any life at risk, defend it using the social, political, and legal tools at our disposal, and make way for life wherever we are.

It is important to highlight that no individual solution will be sufficient to solve the climate crisis; a combination of approaches and global collective action is required to address this challenge and preserve a habitable planet for future generations.

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