Working on climate change


in Psychology, Rants, The environment

I was out all day today with volunteers devoting their time to sharing the message about climate change and encouraging others to take action.

If the science is right, this is a critical time. These are the years in which humanity will either choose to abandon fossil fuels or choose to commit itself to catastrophic climate change. As such, there may be no more important topic to be working on.

That’s even more likely given how few people are actually doing it. Compare the amount of effort devoted to addressing humanity’s most important problem with the amount of effort devoted to putting up advertising, fancy hairdos, driving dirt bikes, or watching television. The fight for the future of the planet is being waged between a handful of activists and a set of massively profitable fossil fuel companies, while a largely apathetic mass of people mostly ignores it.

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. July 25, 2012 at 6:27 pm
oleh August 11, 2012 at 4:15 am

I am interested in participating in a Moving Planet Day event in the Vancouver or the North Shore on September 24. If anyone is aware of one and planning to attend one, feel free to contact me at

Milan August 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

One group you could contact is the UBC group.

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