When I was a kid my grandfather told me that the strip mining companies throughout Western Kentucky were required to plant trees to replace any that they cut down when they dug their pits. To my young mind that seemed entirely reasonable. He also told me the companies weren’t always as responsible as they should be. I believed that, too.
Here is one small action you can take today:
Then go rest. We’ve got a world to save.
My valence on climate change is pretty dissonant most days. I love to watch the cloud show in the sky above my garden. But my delight can turn quickly to despair when I think that clouds may someday be gone due to climate change. While I’ve modified my life to reduce my carbon footprint, I know that my efforts alone will not stop the difficult reality of a changing climate and some days I have to grapple with despair.
Living and building a future with the stark knowledge that the world is changing in ways we are only beginning to fathom is a process, a journey. You are invited to join me. No guarantees. No simple fixes. Just complexity, community and, if we’re lucky, hope.