This is a fantastic piece – spot on.
Why aren’t we out in the streets demanding climate action right now?
Yes, this is the Era of Covid, but there are ways to do masked, socially-distanced public demonstrations.
Yes, the push against racism, and particularly against police brutality, needs a lot of energy and attention right now, but these things need not be either/or. They can be both/and. And, in fact, they must be.
For years I’ve been frustrated by the environmental movement’s collective complicity in the pigeon-holing of our cause. We allow “environment” and “climate change,” and other such labels to be listed on public opinion polls and what-not alongside “the economy” and “public health” and “national security,” as though it were possible to care about one and not the other.
As though it were possible to have a vibrant economy without functional ecosystems from which to derive resources.
As though it…
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