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December 14, 2015

 

Post COP 21 – Now what?

 

For those of us who have been working hard on climate concerns everyone has an opinion on the outcome of COP21.  Personally, I am relieved that they did as well as they did.  I respect the challenge of having so many players all pressuring to have input and having to build consensus on how to move forward.  I congratulate the Canadian Government and Climate Activists on a wonderful job.  Of course, it is not perfect.  Perfection does not exist in such a process.  But as far as I can tell, it is the turning point I’ve been looking for.  Climate issues and policies are part of the daily discussion.   We have committed to leave some oil and gas and coal reserves in the ground.  The Canadian public is much more aware of the need for policy turnaround and that it will mean changes. 

 

The problem is, the vast majority of people around the world have no idea what that means.  In order to get this far we have had to simp...

December 1, 2015

 

 

Today I send my prayers to the universe.

First, I prepare myself by fasting.

I fast with my sisters and brothers in ClimateFast

And Fast For the Climate

All around the world.

We fast for the earth.

We fast for the children for the next seven generations.

We fast for the enlightenment of the consciousness of our species

That we may understand

That all the plants, animals, birds and fish

And all the crawlers and the pollinators

And everything that lives

Are our brothers and sisters, our relatives,

And that the destruction of their habitat

And the pollution of our earth, our water, our air

Is a crime

that must stop.

 

I focus my mind on the world I want to see.

A world with reverence for life as its core value.

A world where every form of life has rights

To share in the bounty of the earth,

And where every person,

And every corporation,

And every level of government

Has a responsibility

To care for the earth;

To care for the community that sustains it;

To care for its workers;

And to ensure that we live with o...

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