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Climate Change – Making a Real Difference.

The London Rally, antiphatheon.

The London Rally

What Has Changed and How You Can Help

On Monday 22nd September 2014, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund pledges that it will divest itself of all fossil fuel assets.   It is reported that 650 individuals and 180 institutions have joined this pursuit as part of the worldwide  Divest-Invest  platform which began seven years ago.   This is surely a death knell for those companies and politicians who do not push forward with green technology and policy.

The situation is beginning to change.   I believe it has come about because all the elements for change are now in place.  We have much to thank the genuine climatologist for.  They have for decades faced an uphill struggle, often against personal abuse in attempts to discredit them.  There is now sufficient awareness to have raised simultaneous protest right across the world, with a report of 400,000 attendees in Manhattan alone.     And,  the involvement of the the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, well respected statesman Kofi Annan and the Divest-Invest program.

Making a Difference

There remains only one essential element to maintain the impetus.  That is us.  Now we really can make a difference.   The whole issue is driven by the public opinion that affects politicians and the consumerism that drives commerce.  So, be part of wave in the ocean not just an isolated drop.   You can:-

  • Find greener suppliers here⇐. Switch and, most importantly, tell them why.  Trends make business plans which are a prime mover of change.
  • Change any investments, and tell the companies why.
  • Write to your democratic representatives both local and central and voice your concerns.
  • Insist the climatologist and engineers decide what is necessary and the economist provide instead of hinder.
  • There are various schemes that make it possible for your computer’s down time to be used to run climate models.  Such as Climate Prediction Net⇒.
  • Support Greenpeace⇒, Friends of the Earth⇒, Peoples Climate⇒ (the rally organizers) or any other committed organization.  Many people have committed years to help us.  They need and deserve our help.
  • Be knowledgeable and a source of solid information for friends and colleagues.
  • Pass it on by blogs, emails, tweets, shares and word of mouth. Be knowledgeable and a source of solid information for friends and colleagues.

Do any of one these things and you will have made a difference.  There are still those who wish us to believe that we can’t. It was always a lie.  To paraphrase FDR,  there is nothing to be hopeless about except hopelessness itself.  You can surprise and shock those who thought we were complacent and you will be in good company.

I am reminded of the The Boatlift⇒ film posted by Cindy Knoke  (at CindyKnoke.com) with the very apt title of  “The True Nature of Humanity”.   It is the extraordinary story  of those who came forward and helped people caught in the 9/11 disaster.    And, as the boatman said:  “I never want to say the words ‘I should have’.   If  I do it and I fail,  I tried.   If I do it and succeed,  better for me.   And, I tell my children, never go through life saying you should have.  If you wanna do something,  you do it”.

Now is the time to assist the surge forward by adding one small piece of effort.  Just one thing,  just do it and smile that you made a difference. And, good luck to you all.  🙂

More posts (including the last rally) on the subject ⇒

27 responses

  1. What excellent and proactive suggestions! Thank you~

    Liked by 1 person

    September 23, 2014 at 00:38

    • Thank you for your comment. The smallest of things can help to tip a balance. 🙂


      September 23, 2014 at 00:42

  2. Yes, especially when you think of billions of people on this planet~


    September 23, 2014 at 00:46

    • and, as you put it yourself “The True Nature of Humanity” . It just needs a spark. I think/hope the events over the weekend have been that spark.


      September 23, 2014 at 01:09

  3. And remember China, eliminating flies, not that this was a good thing, but it shows what concerted effort can accomplish~


    September 23, 2014 at 00:47

  4. I am glad there are people such as yourself to raise awareness of such issues. Thank you. I’m doing a google search for “Friends of the Earth” as soon as I log off of here. 🙂


    September 23, 2014 at 03:17

  5. That’s wonderful news!


    September 23, 2014 at 03:20

  6. Go bears 🐻 🙂


    September 23, 2014 at 03:27

  7. Pingback: Climate Change - Making a Real Difference. | Gaia Gazette

  8. Reblogged this on VIEWS from the EDGE and commented:
    This post on Freed From Time came to our attention this morning from a kindred spirit.


    September 23, 2014 at 14:28

  9. Good morning. I just reblogged your post on Views from the Edge. Thank you for your ‘like’ – the feeling is mutual.


    September 23, 2014 at 14:29

  10. Reblogged this on NWI Act for Arctic and commented:
    We’re getting somewhere! How inspiring the past few days have been.


    September 24, 2014 at 04:59

    • Thank you so much for the reblog. It’s been a long road but worth it too see all the strands coming together. All we need now is consumer power to add to this impetus. Thanks again. 🙂


      September 24, 2014 at 06:12

      • Welcome! We can’t wait to see what’s yet to come as well! People over profits.


        September 24, 2014 at 06:19

  11. I really hope we can make a difference!


    September 25, 2014 at 17:50

    • Me too and believe that we can. It’s taken a very long time so far, but things are happening at last. A bit slow compared with our lifetimes but then it’s always been like that. 🙂


      September 25, 2014 at 22:52

  12. my two pennyworth: 1.lets stop voting tactically and vote green
    2. read George Monbiot and Russell Brand, both a little bonkers but its time to act
    Thanks for your post, refreshing, thought provoking and obvuously heartfelt 🙂


    January 28, 2015 at 18:45

    • Thanks for your comment. I plan more on this later but requires more research to do it justice.

      Liked by 1 person

      January 28, 2015 at 18:54

  13. I had to return to this and comment as Donald Trump, shoddy businessman and star of TV reality shows, has lost the popular election by almost 3 million votes yet won the electoral college and will be the next President of the USA. Prior to his election many forces for green energy have been set in motion here in the States. Big Oil has fought it every step of the way yet, and yet there were glimmers of hope (God bless the younger generation). As Trump unveils his ‘cabinet’….
    …goodness, you are smart you know where I was going, he is appointing billionaire oil leaders and climate change deniers in key positions, but in thinking on how he will speed global warming I’m afraid it won’t matter as he’ll destroy us all within 2 years with his foreign policy. I apologize on behalf of America.

    Wow, I want to trade my morning coffee in for a morning Bloody Mary. I worked so hard in the days leading up to the election and it was useless in the face of archaic election laws that give power to the whites of middle America.


    December 8, 2016 at 14:00

    • I’m sure your work was not useless. The US populace will wake up and the democrats work will give them a better starting point for the next round. There is always that.

      The irony is that that Trump rode a wave of frustration caused by the earlier obstructiveness of his own party.

      On the bright side Trump has no experience in politics and it is likely that other politicians and the US civil service, who don’t like radicals, will run rings round him. Well, one can dream. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      December 8, 2016 at 16:33

      • From your keyboard to God’s ear.

        Liked by 1 person

        December 8, 2016 at 21:05

        • Thank you , kind of you to say so. 🙂

          Has given me a thought. 😀 What happens if I press the Escape key. Here g


          December 8, 2016 at 23:34

  14. Great suggestions for making a difference, starting with each of us being responsible for our own actions!!

    Liked by 1 person

    June 6, 2017 at 00:47

    • Too true. We are rather used to the expectation that we pay officials and politicians to look after these matters and can leave it to them. Unfortunately that is not quite enough. It probably never was. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      June 6, 2017 at 17:32

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