Saturday, 16 March 2013

Earth Hour 2013

As Earth Hour approaches, when across the planet, electric lights will be quenched.  I imagine that many of us will be thinking about the state of the planet. 
While this action is symbolic and certainly "speaks from privelege" I think awareness is growing. 

For all my cynicism and despair, I have not entirely lost hope.

  While Earth Overshoot Day, (which was on August 22nd  last year), seems to come around earlier each year, and while the permafrost looks set to melt and we look to be headed blindly over the cliff.

I think hope has to come from alternative sources. The growth of resistance, consideration of post collapse such as...
 What can we remake after the collapse? How will we function within the ecosystem? These can be sources of hope.  The Transition movement is in part about this, and it is to be hoped that we can build a more unified culture which  resists and is different from the current ecocidal consumption paradigm. 
It will not be easy but it must be done. 

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