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A Pause for Thought. (7)

Sep 20, 2021 5:29 AM CST A Pause for Thought.
bodleing2online today!
bodleing2online today!bodleing2Manchester, Greater Manchester, England UK55 Threads 5,210 Posts
"Just as we stand at the abyss of a climatic emergency, we stand at another remarkable threshold. The rate of understanding and awakening about climate change is increasing exponentially, even skyrocketing. Climate change is becoming experiential rather than conceptual. As weather becomes ever more disruptive, and awareness and concern increase, the movement to reverse the climate crisis will likely become the largest movement in the history of humankind. It took decades to create this moment.

It is natural to worry that it matters little if you are taking action if others are not. From the planet’s point of view, there is no difference between a climate denier and someone who understands the problem but does nothing. 

The number one cause of human change is when people around us change. Research by Stanford neuroscientist Andrew Huberman upends the idea that beliefs determine what we do or what we can do. It is the opposite. Beliefs do not change our actions. Actions change our beliefs. 

Do you believe there is nothing you can do to make a difference? Logical. 

Do you fear the future? Understandable. 

Do you feel stressed about climate change? Sensible. 

However, stress is your brain telling you to act. Stress is a signal; it is urging you to do something. Not only do actions change your beliefs, your actions change other people’s beliefs.

When honeybee scouts find a bounty of blooms and nectar, they return to the hive, where they do a symbolic waggle dance at the entrance of the hive. The dance signals the precise direction and distance to the flowering plants or trees. The more vigorous the waggle, the richer the source of nectar. Once worker bees have seen the dance, they have the necessary information and fly straight to the source. 

It is time for humanity to create waggle dances unique to their knowledge, place, and determination. 

Another way to look at this time in history is this: we are being homeschooled by the planet, our teacher."

Paul Hawken
Sep 20, 2021 5:37 AM CST A Pause for Thought.
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden80 Threads 3 Polls 3,657 Posts
Well… nowadays we are homeschooled by social media, ‘mafraid.

Nonetheless, I recycle all that’s possible to recycle and fish up plastic when I paddle. I use water and electricity consciously and I am also for reducing population through family planning. Can’t do more, than that.
Sep 20, 2021 5:40 AM CST A Pause for Thought.
Mercedes_00
Mercedes_00Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia21 Threads 29,588 Posts
I do what I can..An eye opener on my planet channel today.
Sep 20, 2021 5:43 AM CST A Pause for Thought.
bodleing2: "Just as we stand at the abyss of a climatic emergency, we stand at another remarkable threshold. The rate of understanding and awakening about climate change is increasing exponentially, even skyrocketing. Climate change is becoming experiential rather than conceptual. As weather becomes ever more disruptive, and awareness and concern increase, the movement to reverse the climate crisis will likely become the largest movement in the history of humankind. It took decades to create this moment.

It is natural to worry that it matters little if you are taking action if others are not. From the planet’s point of view, there is no difference between a climate denier and someone who understands the problem but does nothing. 

The number one cause of human change is when people around us change. Research by Stanford neuroscientist Andrew Huberman upends the idea that beliefs determine what we do or what we can do. It is the opposite. Beliefs do not change our actions. Actions change our beliefs. 

Do you believe there is nothing you can do to make a difference? Logical. 

Do you fear the future? Understandable. 

Do you feel stressed about climate change? Sensible. 

However, stress is your brain telling you to act. Stress is a signal; it is urging you to do something. Not only do actions change your beliefs, your actions change other people’s beliefs.

When honeybee scouts find a bounty of blooms and nectar, they return to the hive, where they do a symbolic waggle dance at the entrance of the hive. The dance signals the precise direction and distance to the flowering plants or trees. The more vigorous the waggle, the richer the source of nectar. Once worker bees have seen the dance, they have the necessary information and fly straight to the source. 

It is time for humanity to create waggle dances unique to their knowledge, place, and determination. 

Another way to look at this time in history is this: we are being homeschooled by the planet, our teacher."

Paul Hawken
Interesting concept Bod. I agree with it
.thumbs up

I am a doer and I try to do my best regarding the environment.
I also like the effect of the "waggle dance"

But...who's going to dance with me?
Sep 20, 2021 9:00 AM CST A Pause for Thought.
ChesneyChristonline today!
ChesneyChristonline today!ChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK9,193 Posts
I've inherited my dad's inverted snobbery of living beneath our means. Privation is character building, the less you've got the more you are. Although it probably helps being deep and meaningless, that we could spend hours in thought consuming almost nothing.
Sep 20, 2021 10:47 AM CST A Pause for Thought.
Hi Bod

It's so easy to forget that the Earth is a celestial body and astronomy still has a say in what happens to us as a planet.

We have already lost species of primate in only a few decade, half of the tropical coral reefs on Earth have died, trillions of tons of ice have melted, the ocean is 30 percent more acidic, and global temperatures have spiked.

We really do need to be aware of the causes and effects of modern living if we are to preserve and protect this planet.

Just think at one point in time the Sahara was a lush green area.sigh
Sep 20, 2021 7:42 PM CST A Pause for Thought.
I imagine because of big business and the strive for world dominance climate change will only continue from the damage that has been created in the last hundred year or so. I believe the time estimate before total catastrophe is around 500 years give or take.dunno
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