A useful reminder that good intentions and good outcomes are not always the same thing. Plus, more novel
My take on why climate anxiety soared this year:
After getting rid of Trump we were hopeful that Biden would lead not only this country but indeed the whole world in addressing climate change. At his inauguration he promised to lead by the power of example. But now it’s clear that he is not the leader we need. He’s going to Glasgow within weeks of allowing a huge new tar sands pipeline to come online during his first year as President. He couldn’t even ask for a decent environmental impact study to be done.
I appreciate Bill participating in the Washington DC non violent protests* this week regarding climate justice and in particular for Indigenous Americans which I have family connections to including: my wife, 3 children and 3 grandchildren, various ancestors including my uncle Taffy Abel** who was the first Native American (Chippewa) in the Winter Olympics (1924).
*"Ending the fossil fuel era is also a public health and environmental justice necessity. Black, Indigenous, Brown, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and working-class communities are disproportionately harmed by fossil fuel projects due to generations of environmental racism."
** Clarence "Taffy" Abel* (b. 1900 d. 1964) "The First" Native American in the Winter Olympics (1924). A distinguished Silver Medal hockey Olympian and pro ice hockey player in the NHL from 1926 to 1934. He was a member of two Stanley Cup championship teams. In 1926 he became "The First" Native American player as a NHL regular when he debuted with the New York Rangers. He is a member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame and the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame. See https://taffyabel.com/
If we can’t get to DC, what’s the best way to support the People v Fossil Fuels event?