a Tipping Point somehow seems a fitting description, as what transpired in/after the weekend has *everything* to do with climate change!
In the sixties and seventies we worried that we
might someday make this world largely uninhabitable for millennia by
triggering a Nuclear Holocaust but at the same time we largely ignored
the Holocaust we were working on diligently on to this very day: Climate Change! And, if we
continue "business as usual" - as we seem hell bent on doing! - it
might take Nature more than a MILLION years to return to the
pre-industrial temperature- and greenhouse gas levels.
the past two years, while working as a "small cog" in the government of
our Province I've collected and collated ever more alarming facts and
figures. And I could not escape to notice that almost all of politics is understating the urgency of this impending disaster in their
communication with the people they say to represent.. "Let's do continue
Business as Usual!" At least, that's how it feels to me!
EVERY DAY we postpone urgent
reforms of our economy, our society, will cost us dearly: in money later
needed in "mitigation", in loss of bio-diversity, in rising loss of
human lives and soon in loss of "Human Habitat"!
I found myself aligned with a political party that - although it seems
to see the problems - does not want to "rock the boat" too much, perhaps
in fear of losing votes? Irony perhaps: the party that gave me an
opportunity at a political function made me open my eyes more than ever before and in doing so, lost me.
I've realigned myself (or become a turn-coat, however you prefer to
look at it?!) and joined the Partij voor de Dieren (the party for the
Animals) as they are the only ones to openly tell the voters we're on
the wrong road; the road to all sorts of ruin!