We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
US Fish and Wildlife Service unveils climate change plans
A US government agency just released a plan by this revealing title--"Rising to the Urgent Challenge: Strategic Plan for Responding to Accelerating Climate Change".
There you have it. An official US government agency, although not one that is used for public relations purposes, sees climate change accelerating and is making plans accordingly to deal with it. Doesn't it also mean that because climate change is accelerating that we are past the tipping point on climate change?
You might also be interested in this 11:15m PBS podcast of an interview with the director of a current play in London entitled, “Earthquakes in London” regarding climate change suppression of evidence and how the issue plays out in a particular family.