I’ve been voting for the Green Party for years, mostly as a symbolic choice, and seeing little gain from election to election. But with the escalation of alarm bells and people protests, I dare hope this year that more people will consider voting Green as a perfectly valid option.
For the life of me I don’t know why this graph is not plastered all over the news. This is the emergency we are talking about. Put aside all the numbers and stats about climate change; this is how long we have and what we have to achieve.
Tim Winton calling bullshit on the last 15 years of political inaction:
It’s time to make sharp demands of our representatives, time to remove those who refuse to act in our common interest, time to elect people with courage, ingenuity and discipline, people who’ll sacrifice pride, privilege and even perks for the sake of something sacred. […] It’s the soil under our feet, the water we drink, the air we breathe.
If you haven’t seen it go by, Greta Thunberg’s speech at the European Parliament yesterday is well worth a listen. She drew comparisons between climate change and the attention we put on Notre-Dame de Paris and Brexit. Ultimately, seeing the state of the Earth through her eyes, the eyes of a child, reminds us that some things are way, way more important than buildings and political regions. Choose love, choose Earth.