Seniors Striking for Climate

I would gladly sit in front of the Cambridge City Hall in support of the environment if I could find someone to share the experience. If anyone reading this would like to accompany me, I am in the phone book. We could all carry signs that say “SENIORS STRIKING FOR CLIMATE”

I used to be active in a lot of environmental issues, including writing a column in the Cambridge Reporter before its demise, but as my friends gave up or moved into senior’s homes I am left without contacts. I tried making new friends on Linkedin, Meetups and I even pestered a few acquaintances but to no avail.

Matt Foster

Why we need a plan

The other day I read an article that captioned Bill Gates as saying ‘I Don’t See Anything Worthy of the Word Plan to Fight Climate Change’. I was somewhat disappointed as he didn’t seem to have much pf a plan to offer either.

I am all in favour of Greta Thunberg’s climate initiatives and I was there on the 27th. I am such a fan that I have a copy of TIME magazine framed in my office as she sits in a rather silly green gown.  But as I have said on Twitter, Activism does work, but we still need to give lawmakers a plan.

Activism does little beyond showing that we are upset and that we want some resolution to the problems. We however offer no categorized and prioritized plan as to how we might do that. Consider for one minute that you were a lawmaker trying to curb climate change – what would you do when there are 193 nations with countless lawmakers and thousands of problems to resolve with all of them trying to satisfy other priorities.

Do I have a plan? Yes I do. It may not be a good plan; like any major endeavor, it needs input and refining as obstacles arise. Have a look at civismundi.net and offer your help.