The all-purpose heavy duty Climate Chaos thread (sprinkled with hope).
brianlux Posts: 38,883
edited October 2022 in A Moving Train
I'm not asking to be bating, or to be right (I wish I were wrong about all this), or put anyone down. I really don't get it. Greta Thunberg asks this questions in this very direct, almost confrontational talk seen here:
She and and others are asking the same question: Why is it that Global Warming is not the number one topic in the news, on social media, in places like AMT? We spend a lot of time talking about things that are important and immediate, but we don't spend as much time talking about the one thing that could very well put an end to the ability or need to discuss any of that other stuff. The climate is changing due to our abuse of the planet and that could easily make our survival in the not too distant future very sketchy. We are, after all, in the midst of the 6th Extinction- also known as the Holocene Extinction. Are we suicidal, dumb, or just plain selfish and lazy? Maybe all three? Why?
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For five years now, we've picked up the broken pieces of a horrible sales system upgrade in our organization and made the best of it. We tried everything, and we just couldn't get our shit together and work more effectively and deliver the changes so direly needed. We knew we wanted improvement, we had a vague concept of what was wrong, and we knew we had suffering that needed addressing.
Then we brought in a project coordinator. He helped us understand how to understand each others' needs (practicing empathy as a starting point), he helped us understand the relative importance of what needed to change (prioritizing), he laid out the steps required for change (planning), he brought us together to reinforce what the finish line would look like (helping us see a common goal), and he propelled and supported us as we pursued changes in our way of working (helping us mobilize). For the first time in five years, our team takes work on in two-week development cycles (called sprints), and going on 14 weeks straight now - our team accomplish nearly everything we set out to within our desired timeframes.
I really believe that the ingredients I listed above are necessary for any pursuit of change (and there are likely several more), and many of them seem absent in the public discourse (and certainly absent in the public leadership). What the movement needs to start (and again, every single thing I've said here is opinion) is an agreed-upon leader, because this leaderless approach isn't moving us forward fast enough.
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Yes, that's an excellent example of another situation that seems so large and difficult to tackle that we don't talk about it enough, but not only that, it's directly relevant to climate change. When women have full human rights, one of the rights they take up with gusto is education, and when women are educated, they tend to make the choice to limit family size, and often advocate for options that are less destructive to the environment, such as alternate cooking fuel sources rather than burning all available plant matter, which leads to deforestation and environmental degradation.
I'm not saying that they do, at all, but I’ll just leave it at that so as not to detail the thread.
1) because people are dying today due to guns
2) Because trump is fat, had weird hair and it needs to be pointed out frequently
3) because it's a fan forum of a rock band
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