What will I do with the knowledge that climate change threatens civilization?
This is the question of our age. It is a question for our species, and for each of us individually. Variants of this question of questions include: How do I integrate this terrifying knowledge into my everyday life and my plans for the future? How do I reach out to other people and change their minds? How can I get political about this issue? What impact can I possibly have? Is this really my responsibility? Can’t I just be neutral? Is there any hope? Where do I go from here? What now?
I wrote Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth (2020), for people struggling with the pain of the climate emergency, and looking for ways to engage in humanity-protecting action. Its a self-help guide for all who are struggling with the pain of the climate emergency , and helps them turn their pain into effective action. My goal is to help you become the most effective warrior for humanity and the living world that you can be!
Ideas for Action:
- Consider joining or supporting The Climate Mobilization. This is a social movement strategy that is built on the analysis that I conduct on this blog. It is, hopefully, a social organizing platform that can cut through the fog of denial and willful ignorance by leveraging existing relationships and prompting people to make a public, political commitment to dramatic action.
- Educate yourself. The more you learn about climate change and the myriad related topics (i.e., clean energy, politics, social movements, agriculture), the more effectively you can tackle the question of what to do, individually. You will also become a more effective advocate.
- Create (or join) a Climate Change Reading Group. I am in a weekly group that reads books about climate change and related topics. It is empowering to continually increase my level of knowledge about climate change, and inspiring to speak frankly and openly with friends about this difficult issue. I will be discussing and reviewing books on this blog, and will make recommendations for book groups that don’t know where to start