Maybe you haven't noticed, but the universe of Star Wars is an allegory ahead of its time that alerts us about global warming and its disastrous effects for all inhabitants of the planet.
As a tribute to the premiere of the seventh part of Star Wars, we show you some of the references in the series to sustainable development. May the Force be with you.
The Dark Side - Global warming
The first and clearest sustainable threat of Star Wars is the Dark Side of the Force. The greatest danger to the world order is actually global warming, which if not combated by the rebels will eventually destroy the world as we know it.
Tatooine - Water supply issues
The desert planet Tatooine, with two suns and three moons, is not only the place where Luke Skywalker grows up. It is also a metaphor of desertification to which many parts of the Earth are exposed. Did you know that the only way to get water on Tatooine is extracting moisture from the atmosphere?
Ewoks - The sustainable will inherit the Earth
Beforehand, the Ewoks look harmless beings. Their cuddly appearance makes them seem less fierce. However, their ignorance of the great technology has forced them to sharpen their wits and they have made of Endor a green, clean and full of resources planet that will be a key stage in the fight against the Empire.
Jabba the Hutt – The unsustainability of the food system
Decimating the planet's resources will definitely lead us to end like the intergalactic crime boss, once a good servant of the Republic. His diet of only living creatures not only represents a danger to endangered species, but also adversely affect his unkempt aspect.
Carbonite - The coal-related products
Coal is dangerous to health. It is one of the causes of global warming, water pollution and devastation of the landscape. In addition, a metal and carbon alloy, carbonite, can be used with bad intentions, as Han Solo could once ascertain
C-3PO - Recycling as a good practice
One of the most famous droids of the Star Wars saga, the golden C-3PO, is the best example of sustainable recycling. Disassembled and reassembled many times, this robot has diligently served their masters for many decades, making unnecessary acquiring or producing a new one.
Millennium Falcon - Say no to planned obsolescence
“¡RRRAARRWHHGWWR!”. As Chewbacca stated in this famous quote from The Return of the Jedi, the Millennium Falcon doesn't know what planned obsolescence is. Again and again the ship of Captain Solo has been in technical difficulties, and again and again the mechanic wookie has managed to fix it again with a few tweaks. Remeber, reducing, reusing and recycling is always more sustainable.
The Gungan - destruction of the natural habitat
The lakes on the planet Naboo, home of Queen Amidala, is also the natural habitat of the Gungans, the species of Jar Jar Binks. These amphibious are, as on Earth, the first to suffer the effects of climate change. When the imperial troops attack Naboo destroying the semi-aquatic environment of the Gungans, the entire population was forced into exile in search of salvation, creating an immigration crisis with millions of defenseless displaced.
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