Since I am in France visiting family I wanted to write a note about:
Rolling Up Our Sleeves – A Note to all World Leaders:
“Instead of trying to be responsible for all the problems in the world, we should take on what we love and care about…. This will help us develop great faith that others are taking care of their piece. People who don’t know the details about climate change may care deeply about forests, the animals, and the children. It is very important that we share, not only our merit, but also the responsibilities. Somehow we have to relieve ourselves of the enormity, which is so debilitating.” – Paul Hawken
Contrary to what is still widely believed, time is no longer on our side regarding the current climate crisis. The situation is worsening yet our speed of adaptation is either hampered by circumstances, delayed by our uncertainty as to what action to take, and by the lack of support from our local cities, state or governments.
The events surrounding climate change now constitute what Bill McKibben called in a recent speech at the Sanders Institute a “Climate Crisis’ which now beckons an immediate need for climate adaptation. For decades, we have witnessed those who have been on the front lines addressing this current global crisis and continually warning us to not only take immediate action, but to address the need for a government who is aligned with those front-line climate organizations (such as listed at the site….) and to make immediate adaptation education and action a priority.
The recent shift in United States government policy regarding ‘The Paris Agreement Accord?’ will undoubtedly make American citizens understand the high stakes in future elections (Mid-Term Elections and the 2020 Presidential Elections) and is currently bringing forth candidates determined to roll up their sleeves towards immediate climate action.
At this crucial moment for our planet and the future of our children, I wish to submit an idea that will in my opinion have a profound effect and propel us towards climate adaptation.
Heads-out-of-the-sand and rolling-up-our-sleeves can only be achieved through a global adaptation education. How do we establish an adaptation education that will not discriminate towards the communities that are suffering the most the effects of this current climate crisis?
Letter sent with my idea to selected World Leaders…