We’ve run out of time to solve the climate crisis. We have to take decisive action right now. We all need to form broad-based climate action teams in our local communities. These teams need to coordinate a rapid but just transition to a zero emissions society. They need to resist new and existing fossil fuels infrastructure. They need to develop effective communications strategies to counteract fossil fossil industry propaganda and mobilize sustained campaigns of mass climate action. We need to organize these teams right now, and they must be relentless, effective, and successful in pursuing their objectives. Otherwise, we’ll go far beyond the two degree Celsius threshold and into unthinkably catastrophic warming within the lifetimes of children and young adults alive today.
I’ll post a more detailed message about this soon. In the meantime, start organizing in your local community today. If you don’t know how, talk to your friends and ask for help. You’ll figure it out together.
Here in Carbondale, Southern Illinois, there are two meetings this weekend that would be good opportunities to talk about this. The first is an Antifascist Coalition meeting on Saturday, November 19 at 1 PM at Gaia House. The other is a Resist the End of the World meeting on Sunday, November 20 at 6 PM at Flyover Infoshop.
No matter where you live or what meetings you attend, talk to your family, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances about the climate crisis. Decisive action is needed immediately to prevent catastrophic global warming, and our economic and political institutions aren’t doing enough to respond to this life-or-death crisis. We have to do it ourselves. And we can’t do it alone, so we have to start talking to other people in our community about how we can work together to make this transition away from fossil fuels. Let’s do this.