Your Soul Food for Lucky Friday Aug 13 2021: From Climate Change to Emergency to Crisis to Climate Catastrophe- We Must Act NOW!

Your Soul Food for Lucky Friday Aug 13 2021: From Climate Change to Emergency to Crisis to Climate Catastrophe- We Must Act NOW!

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week:

  • Indigenous Wisdom from the Hopi Elders
  • Distant Early Warning by Rush
  • “Edge of Extinction“: Nations issue warning after U.N. climate change report
  • The U.N.’s newly-released Climate Report is sending shock waves through much of the world
  • How Can My Family’s Back-To-School Shopping Protect The Planet?

Indigenous Wisdom:

Distant Early Warning by Rush:

“The world weighs on my shoulders
But what am I to do?
You sometimes drive me crazy
But I worry about you
I know it makes no difference
To what you’re going through
But I see the tip of the iceberg
And I worry about you”

Rush – Distant Early Warning (Official Music Video) – YouTube

“Edge of extinction“: Nations issue warning after U.N. climate change report

The most vulnerable developing countries plead for action after a stark warning from a UN panel.

World leaders including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson have called the report a “wake-up call to the world”.

Climate change: At-risk nations fear extinction after IPCC report – BBC News

Health Crises, War, Refugees, Dying Reefs: A Look At Impacts Of Climate Change

The U.N.’s newly-released climate report is sending shock waves through much of the world.

Among its findings is that even if nations immediately cut carbon dioxide emissions, global warming is likely to rise by about 1.5 degrees Celcius in the next two decades — a number long-cited as crisis point where the planet struggles with worsening storms, water shortages, dying reefs, fish and animal die-offs, refugee crises and more.

Among those who’ve longed warned the moment was coming is author David Wallace-Wells whose 2019 book “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” starts with the sentence “It’s worse, much worse, than you think.”

Health Crises, War, Refugees, Dying Reefs: A Look At Impacts Of Climate Change | Here & Now (wbur.org)

How Can My Family’s Back-To-School Shopping Protect The Planet?

5 eco-friendly ways kids can ‘shop’ for back-to-school

The key, say sustainability experts, is not necessarily to go down rabbit holes searching for companies that use bicycle power to run their factories. It’s to shop more mindfully in the first place. For instance, taking the longest delivery option available means that even if your order comes from more than one warehouse, it’ll likely arrive in a full truck, which cuts down on vehicle emissions.

Here’s an Earth-friendly guide to back-to-school shopping. (nationalgeographic.com)

Thanks this week go to all protectors of and advocates for Mother Earth that choose to intentionally lead with and behave in accordance with their values.

There is no Planet B so please pay it forward!

Love,

Neville

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”

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