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One Climate One World

November 30, 2015

We should give our loving attention to the climate changes on our planet, which are a micro-movement of the universe, and a catastrophe for living things here, who are depending on us to take action.

We have caused it; we must reverse it, if possible. In classical Greek the “catastrophe” of a drama—say, a tragedy—was the turn in the direction of movement of the chorus, representing the people, reflecting the turn in the plot line and the line of thought. Imagine an opera, with a chorus singing; as it sings the strophe it moves in one direction, then during the kata strophe it moves back down the stage.

As in a tragedy, the protagonist (us), lacking key information, beginning with the industrial revolution set going a line of actions to make a better life for ourselves, and in that very action (Mandel, A Definition of Tragedy—another page) created a situation that is severely damaging life for ourselves and others.

It’s a major test of whether our imagination is healthy enough to perceive and respond empathetically to the lives with whom we share this place.

The telephone is ringing.  Earth is calling.  “Répondez-moi.  Alors.  Répondez-moi!”

Here’s a brief explanation of what’s going on at the world gathering in Paris.  And here’s more quick info on effects of climate change.

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