A Grassroots Climate Emergency Declaration.
The New Year was the starting point of the most important 12 months of our planet’s history, our last chance of survival. 01/01/2020 00:00:00
As the silent tidlewave of time flippeds over inexorably across every time zone of Planet Earth, we entered the second decade of the third Millennium, the year on which the fate of Life on Earth may pivot.
The Covid 19 Pandemic was the great scurge of Humanity, and some will read religious significance in it. But the rest of us will view it as yet another, direct consequence of our species’ abusive relationship with our Planet and all that we share it with.
We face two possible futures, on one of two possible planets: one a parched, rotting carcass, teeming with scavengers, until they too fall prey to encroaching the desert; the other our familiar, beloved, blue-green home teeming with life, interwoven into the very fibre of a stupendously rich world.
When the clocks chimed midnight, on New Year, it found a human race, a sharply divided: one sector of the population all-devouring, mindless creatures, and the other seeking integration into their ecosphere.
What future we choose depends on how many of us choose to be part of which of these two alternatives, on the one hand collapsing ecosystems, droughts, famines, floods, disease, pests, wars and unprecedented brutality, as our species fights over the dwindling scraps, for decades, even centuries.
On the other a new paradigm, of synergistic systems, renewable energy, sustainable transport, buildings and cities, mutualistic food networks, to restore natural systems to full health and share this beautiful planet equally so that all soecies can flourish and thrive, long into the future.
So, how about making 2020 the year the people of the world chose a new direction?
The year we began to learn how to share, instead of hoarding, foster life and peace instead of death and violence.
The year the common people took back control of our planet, of life on Earth and of our children’s destiny.
The year YOU choose who to be: angel or demon, parasite or symbiont.