Is there climate change?
Does anyone know the truth? Does anyone care? What is a concerned citizen to do? The record heat might be a clue. There are a staggering number of questions, an abundance of rhetoric on all sides and precious few solutions being offered.
Seemingly the first step is to bring our country back to the people. Corporations, special interest and big money players have taken over and ruined the game. Here is Al Gore’s take on the situation and political process needed to enact change. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/climate-of-denial-20110622?page=7
When I look on the environmental side, I’m not sure we have a chance at making enough impactful changes to divert disaster. Here is Bill McKinnen’s perspective on the environment and climate change. This is not the new math I hoped for! http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719
Clearly, it is time for us to be more active environmentalists. My intention is to stop supporting people, organizations, processes or products that perpetuate the problems. The key will be to focus on solutions, living gently and being a positive model for living on this precious planet.
Let’s share good ideas for what could work. The time is now to take action towards a better future. It will require big shifts in attitude, the way we live, our laws and our corporations. If true stewardship were the primary goal, for people and organizations, we might be able to create a thriving planet for people, plants and animals.
1- We must care enough to be the change. It’s time to live for the good of all; making stewardhip our top priority.
2- Shift to an experience based life and economy. Buy less, live and enjoy life more.
3- Daily revel in the beauty of nature. This will open our minds and hearts to the amazing home we have been gifted. Our appreciation will nourish all life.
4- Add stewardship to all corporate charters so that by law we must protect the planet.
5- Make radical changes in our energy use. First reduce energy use, get more efficient and use cleaner sources immediately. The best choices seem to be nuclear, wind, solar and thermal.
6- Become a true democracy of the people, by the people and for the people.
Please join the party. I’d love to hear your ideas. Thanks.