We Should Be Hopeful AND Terrified About COP 26

Our world will change

Thanks to Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

Brave new world

As the world enters a whole new phase of addressing climate change and biodiversity loss, a lot is at stake. That is, everything is at stake.

The changes we are experiencing, and how we as a planetary people respond to them, affect every living organism on the planet.

Never in history of human consciousness has this been more the case. Yes, Earth has weathered extinctions before, but none influenced so very much by our actions or inactions.

I am hopeful, but also afraid of the outcome. I invite all Earthlings to see what a difference we can make by demanding a clean, fair, and abundant planet.

Will we do it? I think we will both win, and lose.

In the long run, however, I think our uppity species will learn their lessons.

The lessons we learn will create a whole new world!

Blogging At The End Of Earth

Every day that I can, I intend to write a short piece about what feels to many as the UNRAVELING.

Here in Hawaii, for example, supply chains and COVID, climate crisis (rain) combine to create a huge slop of water under our home, and rain pouring in at an entirely different leak in the house.

Invasive species and unending jungle growth have destroyed our yard with pig pits.

We came home to this after a long trip out to the Pacific NW, which ironically (?) had the longest drought in living history, ignited only by bursts of a June heat dome, and many tons of burning, smoky acres.

We are trying to relocate out there, but again, 2020 and 2021 snapped the supply chains like an ancient redwood tree falling to fire after a thousand year reign.

I will continue to write on Medium, and I will continue to be utterly baffled by how all of this stuff works, especially with someone who avoids social media like the plague that it truly is.