06 January 2020
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06 January 2020
This morning continued the dawning of the year—a year that may prove to surprise even the most cynical. As the weeks fill their destiny, I will be suggesting ways to soothe our journey.
Here is an example. Last week as I made my way north about forty minutes from my home, I searched TED Talks for a presentation, preferably about climate activism and climate justice. And behold, there I found the TEDx Countdown. Since that first introduction I’ve listened to it three times and joined their efforts.
Excerpted from prnewswire.com/news: ” TED and Future Stewards with Christiana Figures announced Countdown: a global collaboration to turn the tide on climate change. The name Countdown refers to the necessary reduction to zero net greenhouse gas emissions called for by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in order to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. A summit of 1,000 leaders and influencers – representing a cross-section of nations, businesses, cities, and citizens – will be held in Bergen, Norway from October 6-9, 2020. The following day – 10.10.2020 – will be celebrated as a major global gathering made up of thousands of connected local events in cities, neighborhoods, schools and workplaces around the globe—coordinated by the global TEDx community and other partners. Countdown content will be promoted by YouTube, and many YouTube creators will be invited to take part both in Bergen and at local events being held around the globe.”
Please view countdown.ted.com to read details about this collaboration and join the effort.
In the Lens section is a photomontage that reflects my feelings about this economic, environmental, social and political crisis. It represents the intense and increasing threats imposed upon the planet by human inactions.
Candles come alive with fire, and fire can be a tool for survival or a tool for destruction. We are seeing the latter carve its way across global pathways.
Make a wish on these candles (sculpted by the wintry landscape) to stir the human spirit to put pressure on every nation, every government, every leader, each individual to get involved. And to realize that we can reverse the tides, we can avoid a dystopian future.