It’s too late to stop the worst of the damage we’ve done to the climate, but if we act now we may be able to save our species. Eleanor Goldfield, host of Act Out! explains the high stakes we face in the latest episode:
Don’t get me wrong — even if we were to switch to 100% renewables TODAY, we’d still be largely fucked. However, we can still mitigate the effects of climate change by doing this — and doing a lot of this …
In this video, Eleanor quotes from a statement from Annette Klapstein, a 64-year old woman arrested on October 11 for shutting down a tar sands pipeline at the U.S.-Canada border. The statement, published on Facebook just after her arrest, reads:
Like mothers everywhere, I act from a deep love that extends to all children and young people, and all living beings on this planet. I have signed hundreds of petitions, testified at dozens of hearings, met with most of my political representatives at every level, to very little avail.
I have come to believe that our current economic and political system is a death sentence to life on earth, and that I must do everything in my power to replace these systems with cooperative, just, equitable and love-centered ways of living together.
This is my act of love.
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