Thursday, July 28, 2011
Take 12 minutes to understand climate change (and why we're in big trouble)
Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip from Leo Murray on Vimeo.
We had a great supper yesterday with the New England Climate Summer riders. There was so much good conversation going on, I forgot to take pictures-- but we did get to see a short video on climate change.
Someone asked me the other day why Arise is working on environmental issues. "That's not about what poor people need, that's not what poor people care about," he said. Well, I beg to differ, at least in part. If we can't have clean air to breathe, safe water to drink, and food free of chemicals to eat, we get sick. And it's our job, as community organizers, to help our people to make the connections.
But we need to get the big picture stuff, too--like, we all live on just one planet, and we can't go anywhere else. Keeping our planet safe is like not letting our house burn down.
Watch this great short video to understand how our planet works, why we're in trouble, and what we can do about it.