I just read an article about climate change in New York Magazine by David Wallace-Wells. He begins like this; “It is, I promise, worse than you think.”
I feel helpless. And I can’t quiet the screaming inside my head. This is climate change! Now will you listen??? This is climate change!
I know that like me, many of you are disheartened and angry by President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Change Accord. While this is an incredibly short-sighted decision based upon ideological nonsense that will damage our nation’s standing in the world, I do not believe this is the end of the Paris agreement nor of the United States’ move toward a carbon-free economy.
I want to be really, really cranky. I want to throw a hissy fit. hurl sticks and stones, swear like a sailor, but I am not going to go there. I’m going to adult my way through this lunacy…
In this moment, I don’t know if I have it in me. I don’t know what I need to do. But I know I can’t do it alone. I know I need your voices, your strength and goodwill. I need wisdom and a way to move forward with dignity and grace.