How about we start with a really cool ‘Climate Song’ and a quote by Robert Redford that puts everything in perspective regarding the current Climate Emergency.
“There are so many important issues demanding our attention right now. But I fail to see how any of them will matter without a planet to live on.” – Robert Redford
It tears billions of us apart watching our existence head straight towards destruction. We see it clearly in our marine environment, animal species and ourselves. It is in our power to transform this reality as we ourselves transform to become more humanistic, inclusive of our environment, animal species and our environment in the sense that once we realize that everything is related, meaning when we hurt things like the oceans, animals and others we are also injuring ourselves.
Not all young people are scientist and so it does not take rocket science to see what is at stake by the predominant nature of greed and delusional inclinations. Young people have very open minds and are very perceptive. They have been asking us for help for some time now as they are well aware that their future is at stake. Greta Thunberg alludes to this very clearly here;
“Adults keep saying: “We owe it to the young people to give them hope.”
But I don’t want your hope.
I don’t want you to be hopeful.
I want you to panic.
I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.
And then I want you to act.
I want you to act as you would in a crisis.
I want you to act as if our house is on fire.
Because it is.”
– Greta Thunberg
To all young people, I am humbled and express regret that I have not done as much as I would have liked to and I will work harder and struggle together with you. I will make Climate Change Community (TICK!) a portal to solutions on a grassroots micro-level using the incredible Green New Deal, SDGs, The Earth Charter and Daisaku Ikeda’s Yearly Peace Proposals and a wealth of resources I have been collecting over the years.
Moving forward we must once again learn to value valid and truthful information from scientists, ethical leadership and rule-of-law not only for humanity but for animal species and nature. Solidarity, self-education, self-transformation, and dialogue are also key in regards to having hope for the future and using this hope to encourage our youth, babies, and young adults that we are supporting and working with them.
I know right now this sounds like something we have said many times however in many places hands are bound due to leadership inaction. In many places we have to fight with voting power those who have sat in positions of responsibility that affects many people but have simply focused on their own self-interest.
Elections are upon us in the United States, in many other places around the planet pressure from our youth for required change is seeing results and even more places inaction is being called out.
“You are the person who has to decide. Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside; you are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind. Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are.” – Edgar A. Guest
I have decided along with working on my own climate endeavors, such as self-transformation, educating myself and calling out through my voting power those in power that have put us in this predicament through their nature of greed, to help humanity tackle this Climate Emergency through aligning myself with a Climate Organization on the front lines.
I have one particular climate idea that might help others which is to highlight those Climate Organizations on the front line so you reading this can choose one, two or more to become a member of. They need our financial support and as well our voices and actions to support. Look for more about this at cCc.
I will still endeavor to my creative motivations and share ideas that I sense could be of help. Remember you are visiting my sites by choice and are not obligated to stay, it is in your decision to click away.
In order to respond to environmental challenges such as climate change, we must share experiences and lessons learned as we work to prevent a worsening of conditions and effect the transition toward a zero-waste society. Such efforts will be crucial in the achievement of the SDGs, and I would like to stress the indispensable role of cooperation among neighboring countries to this end. – Daisaku Ikeda, Excerpt from 2015 Peace Proposal, (SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals)
Regarding the Gallery (quoted images) some of them date back to 2006 and serve as reminders or historical reference.