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Save the bankers?   Or the biosphere?

Bite"Are we going to go down in history as the people who saved the bankers and let the biosphere go down?" —George Monbiot
JFK:   "We choose these things because they are hard..."

Bite"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and to do these other things not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling t...
Kindergarten lesson:   "Clean up your own mess"

Bite"Clean up Your Own Mess" -- Robert Fulghum

"Cleaning up after ourselves generally is neither easy nor fun, and we usually don't like it." -- Richard B. Alley
Nothing can be changed until it is faced.

Bite"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
-- James Baldwin
The canvas on which 21st Century history will be painted

BiteClimate = the canvas on which 21st C history will be painted.
Not one "silver bullet"...instead, "silver buckshot"

BiteThere's no one "silver bullet" that can solve our energy and climate challenge in one shot. Instead, it's going to take a lot of little bullets -- "silver buckshot" -- which together can pack the same wallop and get the job done.

Variation for hunters: Think buckshot, rather than a ...
MLK:  Genuine leaders don't search for consensus, they mold it.

Bite"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."—Martin Luther King.
Mother Nature sets a time limit on procrastination.

Bite"Mother Nature puts a time limit on how long we can dither and procrastinate" before taking action. "Several vulnerable elements in earth's climate system could be pushed toward abrupt or irreversible change. . .with our business-as-usual increase in emissions."—Dr. Richard Somerville.
Diet & exercise is not an easy option—it's the only one!

BiteWe're like the overweight patient that goes to the doctor and learns his cholesterol is too high. He doesn't die immediately—but until he changes his lifestyle and gets back down to the safe zone, he's at more risk from heart attack or stroke. If we're already past 350 [ppm CO2], are we all doome...
The bad news: It's us. The good news:  We can stop it.

BiteThe bad news: we are causing it.
The good news: we can stop it.
Why Woolworth's?  Drinking coffee won't end racism!

BiteSaying 'stopping the Keystone pipeline won't stop global warming,' is like a civil rights skeptic saying in 1960, 'Why Woolworth's lunch counter? Getting served a cup of coffee won't end racism.'
Pricing risk:   The accelerant to clean energy shift?

BiteBanks, insurers and big investors are beginning to price climate risk into their decisions. This will accelerate the shift to low carbon energy. Are they the fire-breathers of economic change?
The U-Turn Generation: turning things around

BiteThis is not Gen X, Y or Z. It is Gen U - the U-turn ­­generation whose task is to see global emissions slow, and over the next 30-40 years, drop to zero.
Woody Allen:   Let's pray we choose wisely.

Bite“Mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly”—Woody Allen.
Meatless Monday: Every journey starts with a single step

BiteThe task of reducing carbon emissions seems enormous, but every journey starts with a single step. You can reduce your carbon emissions by incorporating a meatless meal into your weekly schedule.
We don't have to do it alone

Bite“We need to do it ourselves, but we don’t have to do it alone!”