Feeling small and insignificant? Find someone else who is too. Now you are twice as powerful.
From The Low Road by Marge Piercy
My go to poem for the days I feel too small and like the work ahead is too big and vested interests too powerful.

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12 Jul
In the end, even though it doesn’t feel like it now, we will be better off if our self imposed changes are stronger and faster and more dramatic than the symptomatic changes we are experiencing.
Watch that spike in fires (floods, drought, melting) and ask if the spike in wind, solar, densification, electrification is faster and stronger than it.
The way you get ahead of something changing is to change faster.
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10 Jul
If you are fortunate enough to have vacation time, holidays, paid time off, etc and are spending at least some of it in a way that is carbon efficient (high ratio of quality/meaning/restoration/connection to carbon) I'd love to hear about it.
I'm just winding down a wonderful week where I never left home. Swimming in lakes, ponds, and really cold streams. Picking every fruit that's ripe here and eating it in every manner you can imagine. Strawberries, honey berries, raspberries, cherries, goumi berries.
Freezing, chopping, pitting, drying. Red-stained fingers, sticky counters, delicious smells.
Read 7 tweets
2 Jul
Carbonization is a choice.
And if you think decarbonization is expensive check out the costs of continued carbonization.
I’m gonna experiment with saying carbonization instead of “business” as usual” or “reference” or “no action”
Read 4 tweets
29 Jun
A morning thread, of hunches, questions, and intuition in the face of heat waves, floods, pandemic (which isn't over) looming evictions, looming utility disconnections, etc, etc, etc....
Some of what we are seeing, I think, is a system trembling under shocks of its own creation.
Some of what we are seeing, I think, is a system meeting shocks with more of the same (but more blatant, more exposed).
Read 12 tweets
28 Jun
I want to watch the sci fi series set in the near future featuring people of all ages and cultures repairing and restoring Earth systems. With struggle and loss and love stories and bravery and growing up and all the rest of it. No space ships or laser weapons allowed.
Just lots of seeds and water and earth and waves and clever ways to work together with sun and waves and wind and non-human earthlings.
I'll allow for quirky tech geniuses and gorgeous kelp bed tenders and even hubris and mistakes and arrogance and also characters who need to find their voice or tragically give their life that others may thrive. Script writers - make it exciting and hard and thrilling.
Read 4 tweets
27 Jun
I asked for examples projects that collect data or stories to help us understand climate change as one integrated experience rather than as a series of disparate events. There were lots of great examples in the replies..I'm going to do my best to list them for easy finding 👇
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