It’s my first-born son’s 17th birthday tomorrow. His name is Lex and right now he’s partying with his friends, and we’re not allowed to go to the party, because we might embarrass him/them. Ha! Enjoy the party boys, you deserve it.
And yes, for those who know us, Lex is 17!!!! Unbelievable.
Anyhoo, I never take ANYTHING for granted and focus on making sure the important moments are celebrated, because if you look at the planetary crisis section below, we are pushing ourselves off the edge of a cliff. We don’t seem capable of understanding that every single one of us needs to stop, shrink our lives significantly, and we need to do it across the 3.8 billion middle class population now, right now.
But we’re not even considering it? Everything that is bad for planetary balance is going up, and everything good and necessary is going down. The only natural planetary events going up are destruction – fires, floods, heat, drought, glacial melt, and on it goes.
If we don’t stop what we’re doing, what future are we offering our children? And why isn’t every parent on the planet up in arms and on the street saying enough? What more proof do we need that our kids are facing a dire future? Not to mention, what we’re witnessing today will soon feel like nothing in comparison to what the climate scientists are telling us is coming…
My boys believe that I am fighting for their future and that I will be successful. They are reassured, which means they can get on and enjoy life – because mum is sorting it out. My fear is as they’re getting older, the light will soon go on that I am not even making a dent in this fight, and then what? Will they hate me? Think I was lying to them?
Please, if you’re reading this, or anything else I’m sharing, join me. We need to recruit one billion imperfect people, who are willing to massively shrink their impact on the planet, and then we need that one billion people to recruit 3-4 more people each, who will join us and embrace a gentler life on our planet, and maybe, just maybe, we have a chance.
We can’t stop what’s coming, but maybe we can reduce the speed of change and the scale of destruction? If we come together and try our hardest, we might not succeed, but at least we’ll go down together, fighting to secure a future for our children. We owe them that, don’t you think?
Anyhoo onto the reads and Happy Happy Birthday Lex! Love you buds.
Friend’s content and mine
Great short speech by the wonderful Kerrie Phipps – Unlock the Power of Better Conversations. Have a listen and be inspired.
Praveen Gupta’s comments on The Girl Child really struck a chord with me. Do we want to continue living in a world where the human girl child remains the most vulnerable of us?
And here’s the content I’ve been reading, listening to or watching. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read, listen to or watch them all. It’s time to pay attention to the information that matters.
Resources for those struggling with eco-anxiety. Please share with your community.
Finally, more than 100 mini-videos on many topics regarding the multiple crisis’ we face. Feel free to download and use as your own. No credit necessary.
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