Many people assume that creatures of the other world have no interest in climate change. After all, the faery world’s main raison d’etre is to cause humans trouble, isn’t it? It’s not quite that simple.
Water spirits, such as grindylows, kelpies and llamhigen y dwr (water leapers) might initially see an increase in water to their advantage, but the decrease in their human and animal prey would cancel that out.
Earth spirits, from apparitions such as the dullahan and Herne the hunter, to creatures such as the gwyllion and the spriggan, all require rolling mists, ice, snow, and biting storms to provide the backdrop for haunting and stalking humans.
Let’s be clear, the other world needs humans, and humans need this planet, ergo, non mortals are solidly (well, as solidly as ether allows) behind the campaign against climate change.
So, what are we fae doing to support the campaign to stop global warming? Well, we’re recycling and cutting down on single use plastic. For myself, I no longer buy cosmetics in plastic bottles but use ingredients from nature, such as cast off beetle casings, cobwebs, belladonna, deadly nightshade etc and make my own potions – although please note, mortals wishing to follow my example should substitute with gentler ingredients such as lavender, chamomile, honey, calendula and so on.
I have also penned a poem to encourage a more thoughtful approach to consumption. But that’s for next time…