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, July 14, 2015

Deaths mount as Pakistan heatwave is linked to climate

Click here to access article by Saleem Shaikh from Climate News Network
More than 1,200 people have died as the result of an intense heatwave in southern Pakistan, and experts warn of more hot weather to come.
For an update on how the heat waves are impacting nature in general, read this article from the same website. 

It's clear that we are only beginning to see the effects of climate destabilization because of the irresponsibility of humans, or more precisely, those who rule over humans: capitalists who are addicted to profits and power.