Climate Of Courage – Smart Women Are Making Me Think, Question My Beliefs & Change My Mind

As I mentioned in public remarks I made in January of 2015, I’ve been a member of The Lucky Sperm Club since 1957 –

As I turn 62 this week it still ain’t easy dealing with the high expectations that come with being the beneficiary of undeserved while male privilege.

Luckily, as I will mansplain to you all here, I am smart enough to always rely on the women of superior intellect and courage to redirect me when I steer off course and in the wrong direction – which I am prone to do.

So it has been in the week or so since Jonathan Frazen’s piece was published in The New Yorker. The rightful backlash to his “Let’s Just Roll Over & Play Dead On Climate” came from many quarters, but the most searing and right-on takes came from climate and gender journalist Amy Westervelt; Climate scientist, Kate Marvel; and Climate Justice Advocate and Essayist, Mary Annaise Heglar.

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#GreenNewDeal or NO Deal

On Friday night, April 26, I had the privilege of hosting a panel on the Green New Deal at Temple Isaiah in West Los Angeles.  The Theme was “The Path Forward: If Not The Green New Deal, Then What?

These are the videos and visuals I curated and screened for the audience as means to tell the story –

Why Do We Need A Green New Deal?

Here’s what the UN said after their new climate report came out:

Let Greta tell you:

The usually calm Bill McKibben, the nation’s premier environmental author, said this just last week:

What IS The Green New Deal?

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Youth Climate Strikes Have The $uperpower To Shut This Country Down & Force America To Take Emergency Climate Action

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My friend and mentor, Bill McKibben has an Op Ed about this Friday’s Student Climate Strikes in today’s on-line edition of the LA Times that will be news to LAT readers but not to Creative Greenius devotees.

Bill explains why students around the world will be refusing to go to school this Friday and instead following the lead of Greta Thunberg from Sweden who started the #FridaysForFuture Climate Strike movement all by herself just last fall.

Bill does his usual masterly job in laying out the reasoning behind young people striking for climate action and why they deserve our attention and support.

But when I read one sentence he wrote, a lightbulb went off in my devious mind:

So, lacking access to piles of cash, young people do what they can. And a strike is one such measure.

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