Egg-drop: Humans have been polluting the air since 100BC. Agriculture, metallurgy, burning of trees for blacksmithing - though not altering the climate, it did alter the atmosphere on a global scale.
So, since just before Jesus appeared, we’ve been disrupting the delicate balance of our environment, and since industrial machines appeared, we’ve been destroying the delicate balance of our climate, and entire existence.
Humans have been disrupting the earth for personal gain for too long. This Easter, instead of thoughts revolving around the absurdity of chocolate consumption or the fact that people seem to be more likely to believe a man was resurrected from the dead after a few days 2k years ago than incredibly informed scientists regarding climate disruption, faith leaders from around the world would better serve humanity should they join together as one voice to ask their followers to get informed and be part of the people asking our political leaders for drastic change.
@extinctionrebellion protestors will get more kudos from me than Jesus this Easter. They are doing the most incredible job on the streets of London RIGHT NOW.
Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse. (Thanks @ben_taranto!)
They have a comprehensive group strategy, a list of demands, and a vision for what they hope to achieve. It’s inspiring and full of tangible action to make change and help others. To me, they are the people and ideas which should be celebrated this long weekend. Link in bio. Join them.
“We are in a planetary emergency” Prof. James Hansen, former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
“Climate change is a medical emergency…It thus demands an emergency response…” Prof. Hugh Montgomery, director of the University College London Institute for Human Health and Performance, Lancet Commission Co-Chair
“This is an emergency and for emergency situations we need emergency action.” – Ban Ki-Moon, former UN Secretary General