Wanted: Herd immunity against climate change


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!

Green Seeds

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.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

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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4 thoughts on “Wanted: Herd immunity against climate change

  1. hi their r many people like myself who would like to attend the stewart town, cockpit country march on Friday the 20th of September 2019 who have not their own transport.
    I would appreciate if some form of transport could be laid on, at a cost from that would like to attend from Spanish twn and Kingstown that could take people to stewart town. as u know people will support more if there was some way of arriving.
    thank u for the platform to state my case
    I am a part of your mail team

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  2. Emma, I remember doing some research at the Institute of Jamaica and came upon this article written in the 1960s warning Jamaica that it was losing too many of its trees and greenery. This has been around for a long time. Yes, I am happy that more persons are understanding the need for urgent action.

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    1. It has been “creeping up on us,” Angela! The future is not a rosy one, I am afraid. The author of this blog is a journalist, who has worked in this field for many years, now. It has taken a long while to get through to people. But many of our leaders still have “hard ears” (and I am not just talking about Mr. Trump!)

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