CLIMATE CHANGE provides space for lengthy pieces which elaborate IMAGINATIVE ACTION

 

OCTOBER 2019

Dear Readers,

We are changing the focus of this page from TALES to CLIMATE CHANGE.

Whilst important and loved as are the longer stories in Tales, the urgent priority is getting ALL our heads around NOW ACTION.

So, each month we’ll jot down examples of ‘The Imagination Acts’ belief ….that, you and me can DO something when we leap with the parachute of our IMAGINATIONS on our backs.

 

‘This is what democracy looks like’

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Rob Hopkins – What if Friday September 20th was the day the world tipped ?

 

What if Friday September 20th 2019 was the day the world tipped?

 

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UN Climate Summit September 2019

 

The United Nations Climate summit today was unforgettably disappointing to climate activists, who hoped that today might mark a new era in climate action.

“The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us I say we will never forgive you,” teen climate activist Greta Thunberg told the UN delegates in an opening statement at the summit.

SEE HERE – United Nations Climate Change Summit

 

 

 

 

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The Amazon rainforest is not the only place on fire right now

 

Major wildfires have ignited across Europe, Asia, and Latin America

SEE HERE – Wildfires

 

 

 

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The World is not a Problem to be Solved…

 

“The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. It is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh

SEE HERE – SCIENCE AND NONDUALITY (SAND)

 

 

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Vaclav Havel – on Hope

The great Czech playwright turned dissident (turned, some years later, president) Václav Havel (October 5, 1936–December 18, 2011) addressed the vital role of hope in steering destiny in a series of interviews conducted shortly after his release from prison – published as Disturbing the Peace (1990). 

Havel offers – Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously headed for early success, but, rather, an ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. The more unpropitious the situation in which we demonstrate hope, the deeper that hope is. Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. In short, I think that the deepest and most important form of hope, the only one that can keep us above water and urge us to good works, and the only true source of the breathtaking dimension of the human spirit and its efforts, is something we get, as it were, from “elsewhere.” It is also this hope, above all, which gives us the strength to live and continually to try new things, even in conditions that seem as hopeless as ours do, here and now.

 

 

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Treasure and Save – our English Countryside

SEE HERE  – English Countryside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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