Yes, I'm talking about the superstorm, and my love and positive thoughts go out to everyone who was affected by it.
I've been thinking, for the last few weeks, of making a suggestion, and in the aftermath of Sandy it just seems all the more relevant. It started when I watched this video.
TED talk: David Roberts on Climate Change
Science, climate change in particular, made understandable for the non-scientist.
So I got to thinking, if you have children that you love, this is not a world you want to leave them to deal with. If you happen to have too much time on your hands, that weighs heavily on you, it seems to me that time could be well spent on trying to make a change and save our planet, for future generations. After all, we don't want to see a world like Starhawk's The Fifth Sacred Thing, do we? Perhaps it's not as inconceivable as it first seemed; hydraulic fracturing wrecking safe drinking water making it one of the rarest commodities on the planet; a wealthy, coporate elite controlling the general populace with a standing army on their side.
So I saw this on Facebook today -
With supporting material on how to get involved.
Fundamentally the point is this:
"These fossil fuel corporations are driving the climate crisis and
spending millions to block solutions. Instead of buying climate silence,
the fossil fuel industry should be funding climate relief.
We’ve set up a page
where you can donate to relief efforts, as well as call on Big Oil,
Coal and Gas to take the money they’re spending on political campaigning
this election and put it towards disaster relief instead.
The fossil fuel industry has spent more than $150 million to influence this year’s election. Last week, Chevron made the single biggest corporate political donation since the Citizens United decision. This industry warps our democracy just as it pollutes our atmosphere. And we’ve had enough."
So he's started the Do The Math Tour, a fantastic way to get involved on one of the most pressing issues facing our future generations' life on this precious planet.
Forget gardening in the future, if the temperature continues to scarily rise.
Get involved, get reading, get organised and get out there.
I wish you luck. This could be life-changing.