Here’s a fine summary article about Saturday’s March for Science, from New York Magazine writer Chas Danner.
Please keep in mind: Though an event like Earth Day is only a single day, Washington’s oil and coal industry-driven clampdown is likely to go on for a while…
It’s up to us to influence our representatives (and a surprisingly-receptive business community), in dozens of creative and persistent ways.
It helps that the scientific and medical folks have the facts on their side. Let’s show that we are on THEIR side.
Paraphrasing Pope Francis, science is the best we know at any given time as to how stuff works… why would a sane society let heavily funded special interests squash the use of reason and knowledge in creating public policy, just so Big Oil, Big Coal and their fellow travelers can have more executive bonuses?
(Photo credit: Michelle Robertson of the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGATE.)
* * *
Not sure where to start saving the planet (civilization, really)? Our Thesis Statement is: “Start by deeply knowing your personal Superpowers: ”
1) To save the planet, Change Yourself First;
3) Use Your Voice and take advocacy seriously! Never miss a chance to vote, and never ever stop influencing your government and all businesses locally, at the state level, and at the national level. It’s on you to lead the way with global warming solutions, (especially the high-payoff proposal of fully-refundable carbon tax).
And in all cases and at all times, cast aside the learned-helplessness that infects so much of modern life… the time is now for climate change solutions.
* * *