I'm at a coffee shop, and it's staring me right in the face.
And what makes me furious, what makes me incredibly sad, is that all
the bike rides and refillable cups and home gardens in the world won't
In the history of the world, species have come and gone forever. It's just never felt like it was happening so fast before.
And I know -- I have to admit -- that the conscious choices I and a million other individuals make won't make a dent.
In a world of billions, a million decisions are a drop in the bucket.
The wealthiest few on the planet make decisions every day with the
capitalist machinery they own. Each of their decisions impacts billions
of human beings, and permanently alters the biology of our planet.
I'm going to a little boy's birthday party tonight. And I cannot help
but wonder how many birthdays he'll celebrate before we industrialize
ourselves into extinction.
I am sitting with this moment and will see what else it has to tell me. Stay tuned.