History’s Moment – The Time To Fight
The Climate Crisis and the Case for Hope; Protesters and politicians are stepping up and fighting for the future we want. Will 2019 be remembered as a turning point?
Jeff Goodell, September 16, 2019 (Rolling Stone)
“…[A] decade or so from now, when the climate revolution is fully underway and Miami Beach real estate prices are in free-fall due to constant flooding, and internal combustion engines are as dead as CDs, people will look back on the fall of 2019 as the turning point in the climate crisis…[when] it became clear that people were not going to give up their future on a habitable planet without a damn good fight…It’s not easy to feel hopeful at this dark hour…Climate scientists tell us that nations of the world need to cut carbon pollution in half by 2030 to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Yet in 2018, carbon emissions grew faster…[But] Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, has become a media star for calling CEOs and politicians liars and thiefs who have stolen her future – and the future of millions of other voiceless people…
…[T]ens of thousands of people will participate in a global climate strike on September 20th to demand action. CNN just devoted seven hours of coverage to climate change. In the U.S., a majority of registered voters now say climate change is an ‘emergency’…[Moral courage and financial panic are beginning to drive action because] it is blindingly obvious to anyone who thinks honestly about it that the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era is nigh. It’s just a question of how much damage to the climate they will do before they topple over into the tar pit of history…[The lesson is clear: It is] up to us to choose the future we want…” click here for more