What happens when you hear or read the words “climate change”? Are you curious? Do you think about your, or your children’s life or lifestyle? Do you feel threatened? Or do you wonder what’s the big deal? Or do you deny that climate change exists?
The following information is not meant to scare but to raise awareness of our planet’s condition. That is why it is a part of the series titled a courageous conversation.
The changes in climate to date have little parallel in human history. The last decade is quite likely the hottest the planet has been in 125,000 years. The world’s glaciers are melting and receding at a rate “unprecedented in at least the last 2,000 years.” Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide have not been this high in at least 2 million years.
Ocean levels have risen 8 inches on average over the past century, and the rate of increase has doubled since 2006. Heatwaves have become significantly hotter since 1950 and last longer in much of the world. Wildfire weather has worsened across large swaths of the globe. Bursts of extreme heat in the ocean — which can kill fish, seabirds, and coral reefs — have doubled in frequency since the 1980s.
Any of this sound familiar and or concerning to you?
Today we are going to dig deeper into Climate change to understand better how it intersects with our ability to respond to the pandemic, education, and politics. We will also take a listen to how to find equity of solar energy as an alternative.
I will play an episode from one of my favorite podcast platforms, Living on Earth produced by PRX at the University of Massachusetts.
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You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.