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Gratitude to our Veterans!
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”- G.K. Chesterton
While we invest a great deal of time trying to optimize our inner climate, as the COP26 Climate Change Conference is winding up in Glasgow, Scotland with world leaders from more than 120 countries gathering to respond to our emergent climate catastrophe, this week’s Soul Food is about helping us understand the predicament we have put ourselves in, and our role in navigating the path forward…
If time is short, just read the first article to reframe the issue and the last to have a personal plan of action.
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”
How attenuated is your survival instinct?
Hidden Brain Reframes the Climate Issue Brilliantly!
We Broke the Planet. Now What?
We’ve grown accustomed to viewing climate change as an enemy we must urgently defeat. But is that the right metaphor for the greatest existential problem of our time? This week, we consider how to reframe the way we think about life on a changing planet.
Two Articles that Speak to the Unsustainable Economic Burden of Unsustainable Climate Issues
With $1 billion disasters rising in the US, a FEMA administrator weighs in on Climate Change:
The U.S. has had 18 natural disasters in 2021 costing over $1 billion, and the country is on record to break 2020’s record of 22 disasters.
Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction:
When faced with an impending or chronic threat, such as climate or ecological breakdown, we seem to go out of our way to compromise our survival. We convince ourselves that it’s not so serious, or even that it isn’t happening. We double down on destruction, swapping our ordinary cars for SUVs, jetting to Oblivia on a long-haul flight, burning it all up in a final frenzy. In the back of our minds, there’s a voice whispering, “If it were really so serious, someone would stop us.” If we attend to these issues at all, we do so in ways that are petty, tokenistic, comically ill-matched to the scale of our predicament. It is impossible to discern, in our response to what we know, the primacy of our survival instinct.
What Can We Do?
Solutions to Climate change by sector that can be taken TODAY
Our mission is to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.
Thanks this week go to all preservers and protectors of our tiny blue planet. Special thanks to Dana V and Fab V for sharing Project Drawdown with me.
Please pass it forward for future generations!
“We can’t save the world by playing by the rules, because the rules have to be changed. Everything needs to change – and it has to start today!” – Greta Thunberg