George Bernard Shaw once said: “All progress depends on not being reasonable”. The planet needs unreasonableness for climate action from every angle, and it needs it now.
I sometimes feel it in me, when my friends throw cigarette buds in a sewer or me opening plastic from the stores to get my groceries into my fridge.
I am getting into an anxiety-driven mood of ‘what a fucking waste’ combined with climate depression, turning into climate action over time. It mystifies me at my core that we, as inhabitants on a planet, have built a capitalistic system in such little support to the ecosystem it stands on.
I feel sad when I open the news seeing what weather- apocalyptic scenarios are happening around the world. And I am saying in my prayers that nothing has happened in Denmark – nothing yet. And I wonder: Why is it that we haven’t implemented the solutions ready-at-hand by now? Who are the hesitant decision-makers that we need to convince that this is something to be dealt with? And that this needs to be dealt with in real-time response?
I read a quote today by Gus Speth saying that ‘the top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, and apathy. To deal with those we need a spiritual and cultural transformation – and we scientists don’t know how to do that.
Luckily a lot of other people do. And they just also just need to be mobilized towards climate action. We need the people working in the spiritual and cultural spheres to help people ‘not being reasonable’. We need them to help and start directing their work towards Gaia or ‘Mother Earth’.
Anybody out there wants to help me, make that happen? Of course, something is already stirring in my cauldron=) And I can’t wait to show it to you – soon.