Urging patience and practicality, adults theorize about the possible devastating effects of the climate crisis. But their possible tomorrows are the nightmarish likelihood of the soon-to-be present for Greta and her generation.
Walter Jehne argues that entirely eliminating our reliance on fossil fuels is unfeasible, and that even if we did, it would not reverse the impacts of climate change. Instead, Jehne believes that regenerative agriculture and eco-restoration are the only ways to rebuild our soils, which he argues will dramatically cool the climate as well as reverse many of the symptoms of climate change.
That humidity translated into a very wet year with the most precipitation seen in this young century of 63.72 inches, which was nearly 20 inches more than last year and 24 inches more that the drought year of 2016.
The ice here has receded at an average of 30m/y in the past 20 years, but it has also shrunk vertically, losing up to 50m in thickness. Everest Base Camp was at 5,330m when Hillary and Tenzing climbed Mt Everest in 1953, today it is at 5,270m.
California, New York, and Washington immediately announced the formation of the State Climate Alliance, which was soon joined by Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Oregon, and Hawaii, Virginia, Minnesota, Delaware and Colorado.
“Massachusetts is aggressively working to exceed the goals of the Paris Agreement on the state level, while growing our economy through clean energy innovation and environmental stewardship” –Gov. Charlie Baker
Edge correspondents Victor Feldman, the author of this story, and his Great Barrington Waldorf High School colleague Evan Seitz will be at the People’s Climate March Sunday. They will be filing their observations of the event on our Twitter feed, @BerkEdge, that is displayed on our home page as “This Just In.” On Sunday, for the duration of the demonstration, our Twitter feed will be titled “Climate March.” Please follow their accounts.