A call to action by one of our favorite grandfathers of planet earth. The call is for real leadership, but there doesn’t seem to be any, at least not on the national level. This two-minute video is a heart-felt plea to leaders to do something NOW. But leaders are very weak and cannot lead the way they must, so ordinary people need to rise up, speak up, and act up. There is simply no other way.
Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change.
If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.
Some research has shown (I can’t be arsed to find it) that people tend to most trust the advice and beliefs of those considered members of their “tribe.” Well, who doesn’t see David Attenborough a member of their tribe? A few days ago, as The Guardian reports, there was a United Nations climate change summit in Poland, and Attenborough was chosen to be the one representative speaking for the world’s people as a whole. That’s a big responsibility! And he’s 92 years old.
As part of that summit, and to inform Sir David’s address, messages from many people were collected. Buttressed by their views…
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