Global Justice Ecology Project teams up with the Sojourner Truth show every Tuesday for an Earth Minute and every Thursday for an Earth Segment interview with front line activists from around the world.
This week’s Earth minute focuses on the extreme weather that has been taking its toll on the US and asks what we can do about it.
To listen to or download the show, click on the link below:
Earth Minute, July 10, 2012
The text from this week’s Earth Minute is below:
Increasing numbers of people across the US experienced the impacts of extreme weather last week–from the immense wildfires devouring Colorado, to the heatwave that broke 4000 records across the country, to the wild and freakish derecho storms that left millions without electricity.
The National Weather Service is warning that dryness and drought will continue to increase both in extent and intensity across much of the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, the Corn Belt region, the middle and lower Mississippi Valley, and much of the Great Plains.
These impacts were predicted by climate scientists. That they are now real should be enough to shove our collective consciousness into high gear to find real and just solutions to the climate crisis.
That there will be a great shift in the way humans live on this planet is not in question. The question is, will we be proactive in developing a new way to live in harmony with the earth, or will we do nothing, and hope that our children can survive on a decimated planet?
For the Earth Minute and the Sojourner Truth show, this is Anne Petermann from Global Justice Ecology Project.