An interesting link, thanks Linda. Do you agree with it, that good jobs, health, and happiness are all in decline?
Thanks for sharing that Linda. A great little reminder of our role and the next step in taking it past being responsible consumers.
Hi Steve, I believe they are all under great threat. “Believe” is actually the wrong word. Climate change science predicts that without a huge cultural shift, we are unlikely to hit the 2 degree target, and that above that the risk of very bad things – cataclysmic fires, droughts, floods, heatwaves, nasty diseases, crop failures, food shortages, climate refugees, extinctions – increases exponentially. I’m not so arrogant as to think I know better than the hundreds of thousands of the world’s best scientists, much as I would wish I could just get on with my own very, very good life. And I don’t like Russian roulette. Specially when there’s no advantage at all for me in playing it.
So how do we bring about change on greenhouse gas emissions when the majority seem to oppose even the carbon pricing scheme?
I don’t know. I wish I did. But I think Annie Leonard has a point. I think democracy doesn’t mean freedom, it means responsibility – and as grown-ups we have a responsibility to use our power as citizens, not abdicate it to the bullies.
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