Feeling Powerless Being Powerless
Sea levels rose 2.5 inches in the last 20 years, yet our polar ice is melting ever more quickly. Over 150 species of life become extinct, every day, and tomorrow another 150 will be gone. These facts make every one of us, myself included, feel powerless, scared, alone and vulnerable, like the albino deer in a dark wood. It’s a terrible feeling, one that can lead us into deep despair, fatalist thinking, even rage.
And everywhere we turn, structured power is In. Our. Face. Corporations, governments, and their dark money cabals; whatever it is that ‘power’ says it is doing about climate change, it isn’t enough. It’s nowhere near enough. Every major study, from universities to non-profits to the UN, identifies actions that can begin to solve for carbon pollution at the global level. Yet virtually all governments balk, heeled to the will of the corporate money that puts them in power. Sadly, these groups control the levers of progress to effect the large-scale change necessary to reverse global carbon pollution. And they simply do not care to hear our voice. Yet.
A CALL TO
OUR LIFE SYSTEMS & ETHIC
Global climate activism is the only path remaining to force our governments and their corporate customers to act morally on carbon pollution.
We shall need a substantially new way of thinking if humanity is to survive
It is not enough to prepare youth to eventually assume the roles you [adults] currently hold. Youth are prepared to be impactful as we are, right now. We need those above us to mentor us. Now.”
Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like…That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
We have to be our own solution
Nothing will work unless you do.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.