Sobering article in the ‘New York Times’ about how we need to stop denying that the climate crisis is real. It’s how most people view death; if it’s not happening to them well, they won’t have to think about it. But it will happen to all of us one day just like the climate is changing and our planet will be damaged beyond repair if we don’t start accepting this fact and start acting now. The article written by Jonathan Franzen hits home the importance of thinking about death and the reality of the crisis we find ourselves in. It will become more real if we ignore it or pretend its not happening. Here is an extract from the article below:
‘Finally, overwhelming numbers of human beings, including millions of government-hating Americans, need to accept high taxes and severe curtailment of their familiar life styles without revolting. They must accept the reality of climate change and have faith in the extreme measures taken to combat it. They can’t dismiss news they dislike as fake. They have to set aside nationalism and class and racial resentments. They have to make sacrifices for distant threatened nations and distant future generations. They have to be permanently terrified by hotter summers and more frequent natural disasters, rather than just getting used to them. Every day, instead of thinking about breakfast, they have to think about death’.
Read the full article here