'We don’t have to be pollyannish, or fatalistic. We can just be human. We can be messy, imperfect, contradictory, broken. We can recognize that “hopelessness” does not mean “helplessness.”' Very wise and timely words from
I usually feel uncomfortable telling people what to do, but I’m gonna tell you what to do: READ THIS NOW
“The thing about warming—whether we’re talking about the globe or an oven—is that it happens in degrees. That means that every slice of a degree matters. And right now, that means everything we do matters. We, quite literally, have no time for nihilism.”
The climate crisis demands voices that lead with compassion. Doomer Dudes don't do that but does.
"We can acknowledge the storm of emotions that comes with watching our world unravel, process those emotions, and pick ourselves up to protect what we can" Another absolutely must-read essay from . Follow, if you aren't already
Good stuff by . Perfectly summarizes how I feel about this climate change mess. Every action and choice matters at this point in our human history. Need to remember to read writings & thoughts by smart women more often! #ClimateChange #elxn43
YES, I'm tweeting links to this piece by 3x. So good it's worth reading 3x every morning! "We don’t know how this movie is going to end, because we’re in the writers room right now ... Walking out is not an option. We don’t get to give up."
Ive been sitting with 's piece for a few wks. havent actually found the words for how it makes me feel, but it resonates, profoundly. I keep going back to it. Thanks Mary, thank you for not giving up, for continuing to love and to fight🙏🏾
Some damn good writing and thinking by ⁦
This is one of the most beautiful pieces about climate change I’ve read in a long time, by the amazing Do yourself a favor: read it, and be inspired.
"It is absolutely possible to prepare for the disasters already, terrifyingly, upon us while also doing our damnedest to quit baking more in. …to protect what we can. Because it’s worth it. Because we’re worth it.” by
HONESTY! "It is absolutely possible to prepare for the disasters already, terrifyingly, upon us while also doing our damnedest to quit baking more in. Because it’s worth it. Because we’re worth it."
This is a great article by , and well worth a read. I'm also totally stealing the term "climate de-nihilists" for those who stretch the science to the breaking point in arguing for unavoidable catastrophe.
"I’ve come across a good share of climate de-nihilists. They have books. They host panels. They are prolific Tweeters. They are legion. In my opinion, they are a problem." 👇🏼 on coping with "doomer dudes," who are "almost always white men."
SERIOUS! "The thing about warming—whether we’re talking about the globe or an oven—is that it happens in degrees ... every slice of a degree matters. And right now, that means everything we do matters. We, quite literally, have no time for nihilism."
This piece is a really greet read on the flaws in ‘doomer dude’ climate narratives and the kind of tone policing quite a few climate scientists like to do. Except the last paras...