Why is the Climate Crisis important but not urgent?
That thought pervades my being as I read through “No One is Too Small to Make a Difference,” a collection of speeches by Greta Thurnberg, published by Penguin Books. I learn an inconvenient fact that “about 200 species are going extinct every single day.”
There’s so much to distract one’s focus in the day to day of life that we need more people like Greta who have a single-minded focus. (Side note: if you’re on Twitter, you should be following her there; her weekly updates on the student protests and the conditions around the world are important.)
Excerpt from chapter one (speech at Parliament Square, London, October 2018):
Today we use 100 million barrels of oil every day.
There are no politics to change that. There are no rules to keep that oil in the ground.
So we can’t save the world by playing by the rules.
Because the rules have to be changed.
Everything needs to change. And it has to start today.
So everyone out there: it is now time for civil disobedience.
It is time to rebel.