Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/10/climate-change-poor-peoples-issue
If the free market cared about humans it wouldn’t let 650 of our children die every hour from starvation on this planet .
I have said it many times and I will say it again you cannot have change in the Behaviours of humans if you don’t change the beliefs that sponsor those behaviours.
The problem with humans is we believe we are separate from each other and there’s not enough to go around .
Only from a new spiritual understanding can we change our planets direction old from our indigenous brothers and sisters but new to our primitive culture .
Once we understand who we are and what we are doing here the healing will begin. Life will be prime value the Earth will become sacred and wisdom will be our default setting .
Mallika Khanna deals also with toxicity from pollution in this article, and she could easily add to that soil loss, loss of biodiversity, and misappropriation and wastage of water, particularly clean drinking water.
People of poor and moderate means have to provide for ourselves at least partly outside of the fairy economy run by bankers. In the Depression of the 1930s, people still had gardens and chickens and fruit and nut trees.
It is difficult to know where and when the fall will be a stumble and where an outright collapse, but the current mythologies around money and international economy cannot long support themselves in the form that they now take, what with ecological catastrophes impending and a grand shift of imperial powers looming.
We are all Puerto Ricans now. : ( Yes, 2 years ago the Hurricane hit…and… and…
OUR tax dollars really aren’t OUR tax dollars , are they. : (
I think it is a bad strategy to emphasize climate change as a poor peoples issue when it is truly and issue that threatens all of humanity, the message should be that we are all in it together. People who are not poor are more likely to vote and few will vote on the basis of what’s good for the poor. And certainly wealthy people with shoreline property are a lot at risk as are middle class people facing higher property insurance bills as result of climate change destruction costs passed on to them, we are all at risk of spikes in food prices due to droughts or floods and so on.
Clinate change is an issue for everyone!
Yup. That 's why the super rich don’t care.