This article/video was previously posted on November 22, 2012. It was re-posted at the start of the Chicago Climate Reality Leadership Training event which I attended from July 30 to August 1. The post provided a great backdrop for the gathering of more than 1,500 people dedicated to climate change activism. (Editor ~ Rolly Montpellier).
As a Climate Change Leader, I now accept the daunting challenge which confronts us. I feel better prepared to exercise my leadership role. I accept the Call to Action. I have signed an agreement with the Climate Reality Project to perform a minimum of Ten Acts of Leadership in the next 12 months. In actual fact, I know I will perform dozens of activities. That is my duty and my responsibility.
We are at a crossroad. We can continue to endorse the fossil-fuel energy civilization we have built, along with its unimaginable long term consequences. (We are just now starting to see the effects of extreme weather caused by global warming). Or we can concentrate all our efforts to move to a carbon-free world which will guarantee the future of our children and grandchildren. The Choice is Ours!
The video provides a summary of 23 hours of presentations and dialogue featured during 24 Hours of Reality, the Dirty Weather Report.
We have quadrupled world population in less that 100 years, we have developed powerful technologies to use the earth’s resources in our quest for continuing economic growth.
85% of our energy comes from fossil fuels and we emit 90 million tons of pollution into the air every day. The consequences of doing this are clear. The evidence is indisputable.
This generation must dig down and bring out its best efforts to improve our world for future generations. That has always been the covenant. The next generations will ask one of two questions:
1. You were aware of the dire consequences of continuing the destructive practices (on a global scale) during your lifetime and did nothing about it. What were you thinking?
2. How did you find the moral courage and sense of purpose to face the gargantuan challenges of your times to improve the planet’s health for the well-being of future generations?
View the final hour of the 24 Hours of Reality, the Dirty Weather Report, with Al Gore.
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Rolly Montpellier is a blogger, writer, activist and the founder of BoomerWarrior.Org. 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.
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