It is irresponsible and rich for CBC to be shy about using the word “crisis” when it’s been used for so many other things before:
“The ‘climate crisis’ and ‘climate emergency’ are words that […] sort of imply, you know, something more serious, where climate change and global warming are more neutral terms.”
I gave up on CBC as a serious news organization a while ago, but I’m still not impressed.
Ah enjoying the deck this summer. And the red umbrella is almost completely white from the sun. And I thought about the whitened American flag on the moon. And I wondered if the pattern is stitched on it, so you’d still be able to tell it’s an American flag. And if not and it’s all white, that’d be fitting to represent all of humanity.
Then my wife asked what I wanted for breakfast—screeching rewind—and she burst out laughing seeing my eyes unwind back to reality.
Mary Annaise Heglar writes that the conversation around climate change incorrectly assigns guilt to the people:
The belief that this enormous, existential problem could have been fixed if all of us had just tweaked our consumptive habits is not only preposterous; it’s dangerous. […] It’s victim blaming, plain and simple.
Given better options, people will make better choices.
September 20th. It’s time to fucking stand up as a planet and call bullshit on our own self-destructing way of life.
[O]ur choices will determine the future for tens of thousands of years: how high the seas will rise, how far the deserts will spread, how fast the forests will burn.