I am sharing this punchy article on climate change (or the climate crisis, a term that I prefer) to try to simply say, “we cannot go on like this”! Only when people start dying as a result of our thick-headedness (is that the word, or is it something worse?) will we realize. But that herd mentality is needed right NOW among our leaders – especially our politicians, who think it is fine to go on bauxite mining, for example, in perpetuity. Come on, now!
Tick. Tick. Tick. That’s the climate clock ticking. I don’t know how many of us actually hear it. Indeed, I don’t know that some us even care to.
Either way, as one very captivating September 4, 2019 CNN
headline reads, “The Amazon is burning. The
climate is changing. And we are doing nothing to stop it”.
However, surely, more of us are beginning to get it… IT, you know, the fact that even if climate change were not actually happening, then even the risk of it and all its attendant ‘side effects’ – hotter temperatures, category 5 hurricanes, extended droughts, dried-up freshwater, food insecurity, public health crises – would be worth some of our time, some of our individual and collective attention.
And the fact is, the climate is changing. The science tells us so. Meanwhile, across the globe we see or hear…
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