propel yourself forward—
as in airplane force
or Air Force or forceps
forcing a baby to be born
and watch the glaciers fall
the oceans rise
Jessica Corbett: Global Green New Deal Supporters Urge World Leaders to Learn From Coronavirus to Tackle Climate Crisis
This is a moment when we can implement measures to help boost the economy, create jobs, and build climate resilience.
From the rise of organizations like Zero Hour to Greta Thunberg’s Fridays For Future, the youth climate movement is only just getting started.
Allowing the seas to recover from the outrageous assaults of commercial fishing can help heal our own wounded lives.
Vast numbers of climate scientists are now grieving for the planet and humanity’s future, with some even describing their symptoms as a climate-change version of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
A prelude to what can be expected in the future was provided by the events of August and September 2017, when the military was called upon to provide disaster relief in the wake of three particularly powerful hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, and Maria — at the very moment California and the state of Washington were being ravaged by powerful wildfires.