** Warning: The next three paragraphs recap recent world events. They may at first seem pessimistic or heavy, this is not AT ALL the intent. Their is a need for ALL of us to create climate change adaption strategies for our lives and communities. Please stick around until paragraph four, when I shift to staying optimistic, proactive, and helping you in taking steps that can make a difference in your personal safety and world outlook.**
Adapting to Climate Change & a Changing World
I wonder if you can relate to this? Over the past week, friends, family members, people I have never met, even high school mates I have not spoken with in close to twenty years have been asking for my thoughts. How can they can be better prepared in an unpredictable and not-so-stable world? Are people in your community or family asking these questions yet?
The planet has experienced a string of major natural & human caused disasters. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria; two massive earthquakes in Mexico; record-breaking monsoons in India and Nepal, out-of-control wildfire fires; (and next to some of the indigenous massacres) the largest mass shooting in the United States to date in Las Vegas.
These stories have been dominating the news one after the other and are happening in our communities. On top of all this, it feels like there is a rising domestic divide and increase in civil unrest. In North America & Europe we have a vocal Alt-Right movement taking to the streets. They are clashing with anti-racism protesters. Riots are happening across the United States as a result of inequality. NFL players are protesting the United States National Anthem (symbolically, this is a big deal in the context of the greater narrative). As if this were not enough, we also have world leaders and the media speaking about the threat of Nuclear War. It’s no wonder that many people are feeling on edge.Continue reading
If these and other recent events have you on edge, or feeling overwhelmed, then I write this blog for you.