We’ve Lost the Climate War. It’s Time to Surrender

September 9, 2017 by Leah D. Schade


In August of 2016, Bill McKibben wrote a piece for the New Republic entitled “A War at War”explaining the ways in which climate change is a war that is attacking our human society at every level. The climate war is “a world war aimed at us all,” he said. “And if we lose, we will be as decimated and helpless as the losers in every conflict – except that this time, there will be no winners, and no end to the planet-wide occupation that follows.”

He said that the only hope was to mobilize ourselves like we did for WWII.

As I read the article, I remember thinking that Hurricane Sandy should have been our “Pearl Harbor moment.”  I had hoped that the 2012 superstorm which attacked the densely populated East Coast, destroying so much of the New Jersey shoreline and putting New York in the path of devastation, would be the wake-up call we needed. I thought this would the one event that would shake the scales of denial from our collective eyes and spur us to mobilize ourselves to fight climate change.

It was not to be. . .

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/ecopreacher/2017/09/climate-war-surrender/#hu76E2Ogt1RzRV8W.99


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