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"Action is the antidote for despair."—Joan Baez Featured

"Action is the antidote for despair.—"American folk singer Joan Baez.

Source:   http://www.wisdomquotes.com/topics/despair/

 Notes:   Worried about climate change?  The best answer is to role up your sleeves and take action.  In the book, The Great Disuption by Paul Gilding:

"From here [in the book] on we shift into hope.   Hope that logical, uplifting, and a far superior place in which to live than that town called despair.  Hope is not a question of personal philosophy.  In the face of uncertainty, operating from a stance of hope is a strategic and practical response.  It is a way of approaching the world.  As environmental writer Professor David Orr said of it, 'Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up.'"

Again, worried about climate change?  Grab some hope, take action, and let's get going to mitigate climate change.

Photo source: United Way of King County.   

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Brian Ettling
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2012-05-22
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byMakan

May 22, 2012

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Yes, action is the antidote to despair.

Seth Klein has a interesting piece on overcoming climate despair. He discusses the situation of Canadians who are appalled by their Fed Govt policies.

“We are the U-turn Generation.” The concept is this: all of us who have the courage to look the science of global warming full-on wrestle with despair.

http://www.policynote.ca/overcoming-climate-despair-we-are-the-u-turn-generation/
byTom Smerling

May 22, 2012

Brian, this one knocks it outta the ballpark! And David Orr's quote (within the Gilding excerpt") is another real zinger! Go ahead and turn it into another winning bite (before I beat you to it! :) )

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