“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau
It tears and worries a great number of us watching our existence head straight towards devastation due to lack of capable leadership in government and elsewhere, not just in the United States but around the planet. Even though we now have a new Climate Czar and Team here in the United States it is still the sunlight of ideas and innovation that will move the wheels of our progress, so we must support them in this regard.
Degradation and somberness seems at times overwhelming and disheartening. We see it clearly in our marine environment, animal species and ourselves. Yes, we now have Climate Action towards renewable energy here in the America, even though we are extremely late and have a lot of catching up to do, we can do this.
“The fortunes of the entire world may well ride on the ability of young Americans to face the responsibilities of an old America gone mad.” – Phil Ochs
It is in our power to transform this reality as we ourselves transform to become more humanistic, (actually this happens as a result), 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. (These are not my words, but those of past and modern day Philosophers, Scientists, Ecologists, and many others around the planet have been voicing this for years now, actually centuries.)
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, they clearly see what is happening and where the lack of will resides. 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 Greta and 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 hope to make Climate Change Community (TICK!) a portal to solutions on a grassroots micro-level using ideas and motivations from my continuous study of 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 and reading over the years. These motivate and educate me immensely.
This site is my personal company site but also an idea site for you and your future. It is still in pampers, so give it a short time to develop and mature.
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.
I know right now this sounds like something we have said many times however in many places ‘hands-of-action’ are bound due to leadership inaction. In many places still we have to fight with voting power those who have sat in positions of responsibility that affects many people yet have been simply focused on their own self-interest, the interest of their donors and those at the helm of distorted ideology.
This has been such a reality for some time now that I would imagine moral leaders working aside these unprincipled leaders just look away in disgust themselves. We are the ones that hire and fire leaders in government so every single election going forward should reflect our desire and need for ethical compassionate leadership. Climate Emergency now requires this as a necessity and this point cannot be made any clearer than this.
The 2022 Mid-Term Elections will be upon us in the United States before we know it, and 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. If you are of age now please register to vote so it will be taken care of, do not wait for the last minute.
Again, remember we are the bosses that hire and fire our political leaders through our voting power, at least in this country (United States). If we do not take this point to heart it is tantamount to letting a swindler have his way with our moral, values, and principles. The future of humanity can no longer afford such an affront.
If you need further proof of this see organizations such as The Sunrise Movement, 350.org, The Leap, The Climate Mobilization, Extinction Rebellion, and Earth Guardians to just name a few. They have made incredible strides and along with many others are champions in this climate fight, champions in bringing ethical leaders to office, champions in uniting young people and in many other positive strides and actions..
“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 will still endeavor to my creative and artful motivations and share ideas that I sense could be of help, this is one of my Climate Actions, regardless in who disagrees with it. Remember you are visiting my site(s) by choice and are not obligated to stay, it is in your decision to click away. It is important to me that this point is understood.
This is key in society, that you choose your Climate Action and not let others tell you what to do in this regard, but remember there is a place, a mission, a responsibility for all of us, old and young in this climate fight. I think of Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Margaret Klein-Soloman and many other Climate Authors in this regard as they have been highlighting this point for I would say some time now, some for over 30 years actually.
Lastly with so many aspects to this Climate Crisis, finding our place to support sometimes comes about naturally, others struggle to find their calling, some still know from very early age based on their overwhelming interests and in all of these arrivals experience and lessons are learned on our road there.
Many younger people do not yet have these experiences so it is incumbent on those with such know-how to be encouragers to the future, our children. This point cannot be overstated, otherwise we have lived a meaningless life if we cannot give away something of value to our successors. This is an aspect I sense of the SDGs that is elucidated in the following quote:
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)
One more point I’d like to make about something I learned from the sound philosophy I practice and that has caused me to develop in regard to respecting others dignity, yes, renewable energy is mandatory now, however living together with hope, with courage, with confidence and most importantly with compassion that stems from empathy is now not only paramount but a necessity no matter what differences there are between us. If I am at all entitled to have one opinion then this is it as I sense it has or will have a direct impact on both tackling this Climate Emergency and making sure our children today and of tomorrow are secure and have a sustainable planet in which to grow in.
Please be safe and again follow the CDC’s mandates as well as your town, village or state’s COVID policies. Let’s keep each other safe and healthy by applying these.
Thanks again for visiting and note that the ‘About Me’ page on this site has also been updated.
(I did not remove that ‘rap’ song, it is here…)