Egypt Dispatch 3--Finally some noise at the COP
Bill, you are unfailingly generous in your appreciation of others. We appreciate you too!
"Alongside the solar panel, the nonviolent social movement was the key technological innovation of the 20th century; if we survive the 21st, it will be because of both."
Let's move beyond "survive", and set our sights on building a new economy of social equity and habitat longevity in which we can all live our best lives in the 21st Century, and beyond.
The innovation we need to build that new economy is also a legacy we have inherited from the 20th Century: the social institution of Fiduciary Money, the tens of trillions, collectively, worldwide, of society's shared savings that are aggregated into social superfunds for retirement (pensions) and civil society (endowments).
This is more than enough money to finance the new economy we need and want. Right now, this money is being used to finance a different economy, a Neoliberal economy of Growth At All Costs - the economy that is creating the climate crisis, and a cascading cavalcade of other social failings.
We need to Mobilize this Fiduciary Money to finance a new economy, a Post-Neoliberal Economy, of social equity and habitat longevity for living our best lives in the 21st Century, and beyond.
This is our work at Bank of Nature. bankofnature.eco
How do we get "the core of climate activism around the world" to join us in this work?
It was inspiring to see the faces, learn the names and hear the stories of all those activists.
I feel in the thick of it. Thank you so much.
Thanks for the vicarious experience. I haven't been in the street demos since 1999 Seattle WTO. I lived in that region then. Or I wouldn't have been to that occasion . . . . . Location, location, location -- as they say in real estate. My impression is civilization benefitted thru Greta living where she could go either to school or to a spot beside the Swedish Parliament building . . . .
Excellent travelogue !!
This is a moving homage to all who put their hearts and souls into stopping the climate crisis. Thank you, Mr. McKibben.
This is a really beautiful piece- and thank you for all of the photos!
Beautiful. Thank you.
This gave me goosebumps to read. Thank you for highlighting all these voices! And for remarking that, “It is hard to just decide to speak up, to try and make the world listen. We do our best.” This is so true. 🙏🏼
Thank you Bill 💚
Praise and gratitude
What a beautiful rainbow coalition you all are. Thanks for the photos.