Keep Your Heart In Wonder
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Once You Know ...and frankly, there is no time for discussion, its time to act, holistically or otherwise.
“What is meaningful work on the way down?”
‘Acceptable’ forms of influence are not working.
In 1992 when the Union of Concerned Scientists warned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided and our global home on this planet is not to be irretrievably mutilated” (World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity; Union of Concerned Scientists, 1992)
Lobbyists for fossil fuel corporations benefit from much greater access to political processes than is available to scientists or environmental campaigners.
In 2018, the fossil fuel industry spent over US$125 million lobbying politicians in the United States alone (Lobbying Spending Database Oil & Gas, 2018 | OpenSecrets).
Fossil fuel corporations have invested heavily in misinformation and an anti-science agenda with the express purpose of delaying action on climate change; alongside complicit governments, they have convinced the world to carry on as normal.
If we can no longer carry on as normal and we are 'literally' running out of time ...
We would not listen in 1992 ... are we 'act'-ually ready to listen now?
In facing interconnected planetary emergencies threatening our climate and ecosystems ...
Charlie J. Gardner / Claire F. R. Wordley argue that scientists should join civil disobedience movements.
We face interconnected planetary emergencies threatening our climate and ecosystems. Charlie J. Gardner and Claire F. R. Wordley argue that scientists should join civil disobedience movements to fight these unprecedented crises.
So why are we discussing it instead of getting ourselves arrested?and frankly, there is no time for discussion, its time to act, holistically or otherwise.