We Need to Do More Than Believe
Chris Renzo, Contributing Writer
“We gotta do more than believe if we want to see the world change” – Dave Matthews [DMB Inspiration]
It is a beautiful day. The sun shines, the bird sings, and the trees sway. I dream of the day where my potential children can walk upon the same meadows that I did in delight. Yet I fear that if we do not act now to change the way things are this dream will be only that, a dream.
The ecosystem, whether you want to acknowledge it or not, is under massive attack. The north pole is melting at an accelerating rate [Source]. This is going intensify weather patterns. The open water in the north will absorb more solar radiation, significantly increasing the rate of climate change. The Siberian permafrost is disappearing, which will send greater plumes of methane gas, of which absorbs solar radiation 20X more than CO2 [Youtube Video]. James Hansen, the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has warned that if we keep warming the planet it will be a recipe for global disaster. He estimated that the safe level for CO2 in the atmosphere is no more than 350ppm. The current level of CO2 is 385ppm and climbing. He states that these levels already guarantee terrible consequences, even if we act immediately to cut carbon emissions to zero.
The engines of climate change, climate scientists have warned, will soon create a domino effect that could thrust the Earth into a chaotic state for thousands of years before it regains equilibrium. Chris Hedges states in his book The World as it is that “we have fallen prey to the illusion that we can modify and control our environment, that human ingenuity ensures that inevitability of human progress, and that our secular god of science will save us. Clive Hamilton, author of the book Requiem for a Species, stated that “the intoxicating belief that we can conquer all has come up against a greater force, the Earth itself.”
Sometimes facing up to the truth is hard, but no longer can we hide behind our belief that technology will save us. No longer can we hide behind the political belief that our government will act with urgency to protect human life and the ecosystem. The government, run by lobbyists, who are in turn run by corporations inevitably write legislation in this country. The decisions about the fate of the planet and human civilization are in the hands of people who are morally and emotionally numb. Is BP’s Tony Hayward someone we can trust with our lives [Tony Hayward Quotes]? People such as this, those whom run politics in the age of corporate totalitarianism, are driven by a craven desire to accumulate wealth at the expense of human life. Only we can save ourselves.
Dave Matthews is right. We need to do more than believe. We need to have more than the belief that God will intercede. Those reading this, those who want to be free, know it in the hearts that we need to get together and stand up for what is needed. We need to take the power back. Those in power will not just give it to us and Barack Obama will not save us. We need to stand up for ourselves and take control. Rebellion occurs the moment that the present reality is worse than the unknown future. If we continue on this path, submitting our power and voice to those who currently lead, we will see a certain future of ecosystem collapse. So I ask you…can we turn this around?
I do not have all the answers. I need you! We all need you! This is not just about buying green products, this is not just about diminishing your usage of fossil fuels. These things help, but what we need to do is come together and take the power back. Chris Hedges makes a point when he states that “if the hegemony of the corporate state is not soon broken we will soon descend into a technologically enhanced age of barbarism.” Is this what we want for ourselves, for our children, and for the planet? Humbly ask yourself this question. But do not fear and do not let this overwhelm you, because you are more powerful than you ever imagined. Especially when you act as one giant family with those who feel as you do!
I write this because I inherently love all of you. I care about you even though we have not met. I want you and your family to live in peace and harmony. But I realize that if we do not act now what I hope for you and I will stay as it is, a dream.
About the Author
Christopher Renzo is a life coach and writer who specializes in helping others get in touch with their source of inner power and confidence to create a more harmonious life. He has been working with clients in a professional manner since 2009 and has been helping people with his intuitive gifts ever since he was a teenager. He holds the notion that once people understand the root of their troubles from a psychological and spiritual perspective, they can break free from the conditions that bound them to a life of discontent. Born and raised in the New York Metropolitan area, Christopher now resides in Berkeley, California. Please visit his excellent blog, Keen Awareness.
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