What do you do once you know?
The question is ‘What do you do once you know’? How do you silence that uncomfortable, inconvenient but compelling urgency that lurks in the back of your mind, telling you that it’s time to act, that you must do something to address global warming and climate change? The covenant has always been to leave the world a better place than you found it. This is no longer happening.
I wasn’t always this way. Like most people, any un-ease about society, the environment or the body politic was quickly tossed aside or squeezed out by an overly-busy lifestyle. I had a career to pursue, kids to put through school, a mortgage to pay and a retirement to save for. Deep down inside however, a small nagging voice kept reminding me that someday I would have to get back to the issues left unresolved.
And there would be no bigger issue, no more daunting challenge – the mother ship issue of our times – than the degradation of our environment and climate change. I’m not sure precisely when I knew that we are destroying our planet. But I recognize exactly when I knew that I had to do something about it.
When my grandchildren were born, I knew. So what do you do once you know?
The Birth of BoomerWarrior
Like most, I was hanging on to hope. But “hope” is failing us. It has been said that hope is the rope on which we hang, leaving us paralyzed. It just allows us to carry on what we’ve been doing for decades – defer solutions to someone else sometime in the future. Hope simply passes the buck to our kids and grandkids – we’ve created the problems but you find the solutions. Best of luck!
With BoomerWarrior, I add my voice to the millions of others who are doing what they can to improve the plight of humanity – individuals, associations, NGOs, researchers, climatologists, scientists, mindful politicians (and yes there are a few), social workers, activists, environmentalists, social workers and many more
I’m pleased to have this opportunity to join the Climate Reality Project to raise my level of activism to the forefront of climate change action. I’m inspired by the premise of the Climate Reality Project:
The Climate Reality Project employs cutting-edge communications and grassroots engagement tools to break the dam of inaction and raise the profile of the climate crisis to its proper state of urgency. With a global movement more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of Climate Leaders trained by Chairman Al Gore, we stand up to denial, press for solutions, and spread the truth about climate change to empower our leaders to solve the climate crisis. Al Gore.
Rolly Montpellier is the Founder and Managing Editor of BoomerWarrior.Org.
Rolly is also a registered Climate Leader (Climate Reality Leadership Corps) a blogger, an activist and a Climate Change presenter.
BoomerWarrior is for the socially aware and politically conscious; for the change-makers and thought-provokers; for the light and young at heart; for anyone willing and courageous enough to move forward.