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
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Breaking: the summer of 2015 (June, July & August) was globally hottest summer ever.
And it looks like that our planet-home is on its way to experience a new record for the year according to an article from Climate Central entitled "The Planet Is Going To Have Its Hottest Year on Record".