To overcome climate paralysis, unite for system change
Publisher: Climate and Capitalism
Date Written: 04/09/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23071
A look at how to break through the climate paralysis that has led to the environmental crisis that mankind is currently facing. Wallis indicates that by having identified who the enemy is, we know who our potential allies are- the other 99%.
The second certainty is that we are being systematically lied to by the most powerful interests in this society. It is now known that the big oil companies, by their own research in the 1970s, confirmed what would later become common knowledge about the climate-impact of greenhouse gases, but they then undertook a deliberate campaign of obfuscation which continues to this day (see updates at kochvsclean.com).
The third certainty is an outcome of the second: hundreds of millions of people who should - and could - be waging the battle of and for their lives, are instead propelled by a structured inertia, part "practical" and part ideological, to continue with their daily routines - of heating or cooling, driving, flying, over-indulging in one or another addiction, and acquiescing in wars of domination - as though nothing had changed.