It is clear to me that we, all species on our planet, are headed for disaster. The climate is changing so rapidly, we can't do enough to stop it. The glaciers are melting, taking with them most of the major rivers of the world. The shorelines are coming inland, taking away habitat for an awful lot of us. Habitats for so many creatures are so badly degraded, all of us have to figure out new ways of surviving. Many of us will not survive these needs to adapt. I find that horrifying. And yet, what I hear is mostly silence. HELLO!!!
My need to break the silence and have the conversation about this lead me to at least be clear about the issues. All I could think about was how stupid humans are and felt that might not be the best way to start this conversation. I'm still sorting it out. This is how things are falling at the moment::
Everything dies; everything has an end. We are animals and now appears to be the time for our end (at least for a great many of us). Why does that have to include the end of so many other species?
People are wired in a way that makes it impossible for them as a species to evolve and makes them so unnecessarily destructive.
Is it so difficult to step back and take a look at the big picture? That all these environmental changes are going to deeply affect the lives of their children and grandchildren?
When conflict arises, why does it so often end in violence? Have wars of the past not been horrific and tragic enough?
Where are the honorable, loving leaders? Greed and a need for power cripples clear thinking, particularly in our leaders.
¨ Women’s rights
¨ Peace groups
¨ Safe birth control