What is so moving about the LA Times piece is that it puts a human face on the tragedy unfolding in Australia--the suicides, the bankruptcies, the loss of family farms. Scientists here point to Australia as a leading indicator for what climate change will look like in the American Southwest. Are you there, Arizona? And California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah. Actually, a group called HEAL Utah has just issued an impressive report imagining a "green" future; California just fought back dirty oil on Prop 23. There's good news all around--which means there is hope for change. But there's still too much bad news too. We have to keep up the pressure for change. I can only imagine--with a shudder--what our children are going to think of our dithering twenty years from now.
Not bedtime reading. And not to worry: I'm not going to devote Slow Love Life space exclusively to this issue. Its just that I'm doing a lot of thinking about climate change, as I consider my New Year's resolutions. I've been looking back on the year, weighing up what has given me real pleasure and pride, and what has been a waste of time, frankly. High on my list of what feels good? Advocacy. Doing my part to help shed light, and hope, on what I consider the greatest problem ever to face humankind: Global warming.
Also high on my list? Slow Love Life, and all of you who have joined the conversation. Thank you. We have a gorgeous planet. Let's cherish it.