Why We Won’t Quit the Climate Fight. This article in Resilience, here, explains how a long-time campaigner feels about continuing on with the struggle, even though it looks already lost. The article is full of nice phrases which can be used to advantage in our discussions: “Destructive ways of living are skillfully protected by tangles of profit and power around the globe, and we are running out of time”
Kathleen Moore, the author, gives a list of thirteen reasons why she, personally, won’t quit. You should go and read them here. You’ll be glad you did. Can you add any more reasons, personal or general? I know I can: It’s what I do; I cannot foretell the future; It’s better to go down struggling than it is to go down with a whimper; often I’ve been wrong in my understandings of problems, and therefore my analysis of the outcomes was flawed; often we’ve been told we’re doomed only to find that we were not, remember Y2K?
I must admit that an important reason for me not to give up is that that myriad of innocents, those who cannot act or speak for themselves, that I love without reservation, are definitely worthy of an all out effort on my part. You know, Dragonfly, Beaver, Dandelion, Trout, Grass, Worm, Apple and on and on. How could one even consider letting them down?
A last thought for today: Are you doing enough? If your effort is not large, then, in my opinion, you are not.
One last time: read the article here, it’s short.
Photographs: a glacial erratic in Gatineau Park; a melting glacier in Alaska.