Go here to watch Earth Emergency. Narrated by Richard Gere, it is an update on the climate conditions today. Feedback loopsthat cycle back and increase the impact are clearly explained in many systems: polar ice, forests, lakes and oceans. The film is one everyone can understand. Please share it with your friends. We are in a climate emergency but its urgency is being dampened by the pandemic and worries about the economy. People, our Earth is the basis of every economy.
From Woodwellclimate.org: Earth Emergency will stream simultaneously with broadcast and be available on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video app, available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast. The film will also be made available to astronauts on the International Space Station. For more information, check local listings on PBS.org and the PBS Video app.
This is a time to come to terms with the behaviors and decisions of this generation. Listen to David Orr public lecture about the rights of prosperity in a time of ecological disorder. He not only understands design that rights inefficient and harmful systems to systems that are based on ecological systems. He champions our universities as laboratories of design that upend the current society’s destructive systems.
He says, “The ecological challenge is a crisis of mind.”
This beautiful ballad was shared with the Mammoth Cave Group of the KY Sierra Club last night by Ron Whitmore who sang it for our Holiday Party. I consider it the best and truest gift given to me in many years and one I believe is needed now. See the link at end to listen to the songwriter and singer, Greg Brown, perform it.
“WASH MY EYES THAT I MAY SEE THE YELLOW RETURN TO THE WILLOW TREE OPEN MY EARS THAT I MAY HEAR THE RIVER RUNNING SWIFT AND CLEAR AND PLEASE WASH MY EYES AND PLEASE OPEN MY EARS WASH THIS WORLD THAT IS ONE PLACE AND WEARS A MAD AND FEARFUL FACE LET THE CRUEL RAGING CEASE LET THESE CHILDREN SLEEP IN PEACE AND PLEASE WASH THIS WORLD AND PLEASE LET THESE CHILDREN SLEEP IN PEACE” (“Wash my Eyes” song & lyrics by Greg Brown)