Taking Action

In talking with those committed to climate change, it is clear that this is not a philosophical or scientific discussion.  We must take action–early and often.  There is a huge spectrum of things that can be done, ranging from small household decisions about energy consumption to political activism.

A sister site and organization is Elders Climate Action.  They have published a useful handout of ways an individual can help contribute to fighting climate change.  Here is a link to their handout, What can One Person Do?

Below are some of the key organizations on the front lines of addressing climate change/global warming. These links will lead you to information about what you can do to help.

Also, please join or donate to the above organizations.

Recommended books:

Paul Hawken, ed.  Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever to Reverse Global Warming.  http://www.drawdown.org/  Use it as a reference book any time you want to know more about climate change and what you can do about it.

Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope,    Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses and Citizens Can Save the Planet. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MCZI66A/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Bill McKibben, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003FQM30Q/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

 

 


It's funny. When we were alive we spent much of our time staring up at the cosmos and wondering what was out there. We were obsessed with the moon and whether we could one day visit it. The day we finally walked on it was celebrated worldwide as perhaps man's greatest achievement. But it was while we were there, gathering rocks from the moon's desolate landscape, that we looked up and caught a glimpse of just how incredible our own planet was. Its singular astonishing beauty. We called her Mother Earth. Because she gave birth to us, and then we sucked her dry.

Jon Stewart