LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

 

Check here weekly to see what people around the world are saying about a livable planet.

Let’s Talk About It – September 23

Go all out on the energy transition. Chief resilience officer. Rapid nationwide mobilization to achieve net-zero emissions and ensuring mass job creation. Marches encourage people to join a movement, to enact change, to believe collective action can be effective, and...

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Let’s Talk About It – September 18

Hope is something that is earned. It isn’t something that you have. It is something that is earned with action, and the space for hope is enlarged the more active we become. We need to fight to make the world the one we want to live in, rather than giving up hope...

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Let’s Talk About It – September 16

America’s elites have for decades now enjoyed and exploited a mainstream political consensus: America is doing just fine, but just not for everybody – we have some poor unfortunate souls in our midst, and decency demands more “opportunity” for them.  Instead of just...

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Let’s Talk About It – September 2

The mass media is poisoning us with hate, and they get the enormous market share to sell the greatest number of ads. The news media still manufactures consent, but it does so by setting group against group. The media model not only sets demographic against...

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Let’s Talk About It – August 19

The election for a livable planet.  Vote for champions of a livable planet.  Candidates everywhere need to start running hard on the crisis and energy, and not paying the issue lip service. We are proud to be part of the Good Fight for a Livable Planet. Make a living...

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Let’s Talk About It – August 5

We must move from consumers to citizens. We have way too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We must rapidly reduce emissions now. Curbing growth within environmental limits is central to the idea of a Green New Deal. “Growth” is baked into every aspect of politics...

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Let’s Talk About It – July 29

The crisis calls into question the very future of a habitable planet. We struggle to conjure an image of a desirable, credible alternative to such a bleak finale, to envision habitation rather than ruin. The crisis calls for an evaluation of labor meaning assessing...

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Let’s Talk About It – July 22

Some industries must shrink dramatically, change their products or disappear to avert a worst-case scenario, while new infrastructure (efficient public transit, urban agriculture, the retrofitting of existing construction, wind and solar farms, reforestation and...

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Let’s Talk About It – July 15

When trying to talk with someone about the environmental crisis we face, the FIRST THING is to begin the conversation with finding something the person genuinely cares about.  Listen! To fight the good fight is to try very hard to do what is right. People will look...

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Let’s Talk About It – July 8

We either embark on a managed decline of the fossil fuel industry, or we face economic and ecological ruin.  The business-model of the fossil fuel industry is incompatible with the continued existence of anything we might recognize as human civilization. We need a...

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Let’s Talk About It – July 1

We know how to fix and slow down the global warming.  The solutions are clear, well known.  Well-known changes must be carried out.  Restore our earth.  Reclaim our future.  We are mapping out the future we want.   Regenerative ways of living, planning and...

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Let’s Talk About It – June 24

All local units of government, all state agencies, should be in the preparation stage for the coming disasters. We need to avert the worst. Despair is not an option.  Everything is at stake.  We must act immediately to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas...

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Let’s Talk About It – June 17

It is wrong to punish our children and grandchildren by taking away a livable planet for them. Instead of global responsibility and cooperation, some are recoiling into nationalistic corners and retreating from collective responsibility and from each other. 7 million...

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Let’s Talk About It – No. 3

The answers for creating climate-resilient communities are held within the people who make up that community – in fact, they are the experts. A democracy means the people have ultimate power.  We get to say that businesses or industries can’t do things anymore that...

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Let’s Talk About It – No. 2

The Green New Deal is supported by 81% of registered voters, but, Republicans tell us, Americans just aren’t as smart as Norwegians (who have 60% of all car sales electric now and will totally phase out gas and diesel cars in eight years) or Germans (who produced more...

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Let’s Talk About It – No. 1

I want a livable planet for my children and grandchildren. We must face this reality – it’s happening and it’s accelerating. Fatalism and cynicism are roadblocks, roadblocks that make us believe the way things are is inevitable and social movements will not be...

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