Your job for the rest of your life: Make the impossible possible
Notes: Please pass along this expanded quote to anyone you know who is alarmed, concerned, or aware about climate change. It is one of the most inspiring quotes you will ever hear. Grist.com writer Dave Roberts:
"If we keep doing what we are now doing (with climate change), we are screwed. This we know now: to stabilize temperature, and I do not mean stabilizing temperature at 2 degrees or 4 degrees or 6 degrees (Celsius). I mean to ever have a hope of having again a stabilizing temperature of any kind, global climate change emissions needs to peak, stop growing, rapidily within the next 5 to 10 years.
Ever year we do not get started on this, we add, according to the International Energy Agency, another $500 billion to the price tag of what it is going to cost us to do this eventually. Every year we wait that is $500 billions dollars down the drain. Now you and I look around at current politics, particularly US politics, and massive coordinated ambitious action does not strike us as particularly plausible. In fact, it might strike us as impossible. But, that is where we are: stuck between the impossible and the unthinkable.
So, for you or anyone who hears this: your job for the rest of your life is to make the impossible possible."
Yes, now is the time to get courageous, band together, organize and take action to reduce the threat of climate change.
Image source: Brian Ettling
November 6, 2012