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Saturday, June 13, 2009

One of the Morally Urgent Questions of Our Moment

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I ran across two resources on the Web relating to Millennium Development Goal No 7. Environmental Sustainability. One was this video Paul Hawken, Blessed Unrest and WiserEarth.

Copyright Bioneers, http://www.bioneers.org 2007 which was featured in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seanotes article on Paul Hawken author of Blessed Unrest.

The other was this MITWorld Video on Bill McKibben and the 350 project. The 350 project sets 24 October 2009 as the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION.
  • “Just a sleep-deprived activist and organizer.” That’s how environmentalist Bill McKibben describes his current incarnation, with writing career in abeyance while he proselytizes about the danger of climate change. The plight he first wrote about as hypothesis in 1989 has evolved into “deeply rooted consensus.” By 1995, world climatologists agreed: “Human beings are heating up the planet.”

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    • McKibben saw the way ahead as harnessing the Internet’s multiplicative power. In 2007, with the help of six students and email’s exponential impact, 1,400 simultaneous demonstrations took place countrywide. “The thing just went viral,” McKibben exclaims, “…the biggest day of grass-roots environmental activism since the first Earth Day in 1970.” Social networking and cell phones proved most effective tools for mobilization.

    • From Martin Luther King, Jr., McKibben absorbed principles of righteous activism. The good fight must be “creative…determined…joyful.” In closing, McKibben cautions “nature does not grade on a curve.” Global warming “is the morally urgent question of our moment.”
They may not be explicitly under the auspices of the United Nations, but the scope of what they grapple with is global and it will effect us for the next millennium and beyond depending upon what we do today. I am combining both because they seem to work well together providing visions for possible pathways and stirring reasons for those pathways. Also like the online organizing campaign and that it will be happening soon after the Stand Against Poverty event October 16, 17 and 18.

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