The only thing worse than a missed deadline would be for climate action to become an ever-receding goalpost, always teetering on the verge of fruition, until it is too late. The hard part about deadlines, after all, is meeting them.
Accounts like hers, which serve as a kind of collective testimony, are a critical tool of resistance for women online. The presence of a watchdog, in its own small way, is flipping the script.
Language and Climate Action: An Interview with George Lakoff (in Print)
...in Lakoff’s view what we lack is not scientific understanding or additional policy measures, but rather a new way of thinking about climate change. Filling in the missing intermediate concept of ‘systems thinking’ is a daunting task indeed, but it points to a way forward — a common understanding that could help us build a better collective future.
We were cut off halfway through when his seven-year-old daughter, noticing the crowd was leaving the square to march down the road, abruptly snatched the sign from her dad’s hands. “You stay here,” she told him, “I’m marching now.”