Here is why I spend all of my time working on climate change issues and why we are gathering on the beach here in Southern California on October 24 in Manhattan Beach for 350.org International Day of Climate Action to demonstrate what sea level rise will do to us here on the West Coast:
Please watch this BBC video and learn what’s going on right now in your own world. You will be amazed and you will wonder why you never saw anything about this in the mainstream media.
Like the people of the Carteret Islands I wrote about in my “We Are ALL Tongan,” post of last month, the people of Pacific islands of Kiribati are suffering from sea level rise and other climate change impact right now and they will be forced to leave their home of the past thousands of years. They will have to evacuate their islands.
Their President doesn’t know where they will go or who will help them.
So far, very few people know anything about this and even fewer seem to care when they do find out.
They remain uncaring at their own personal risk for those who are safe now will not be safe tomorrow. Unless we step up and start acting right now it will be too late a few years from now.
Only the most ignorant and incompetent among us denies the reality of climate change and what it is bringing our way unless we drastically cut our use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions.
The rest of us have no acceptable excuse. We know better. We understand the concept of climate justice and know that we will be judged by what we do and how we respond. We also know there will be no escape for us.
The clock is ticking, every year we delay, the greater the damage, the more extensive the human misery.
So join me and the South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group on October 24 on the beach at the Manhattan Beach pier to be part of the Amazing Waving Human Tide Line. We’ll demonstrate for Southern California and the rest of the world what’s coming our way unless we change our ways right now.