Many British folks believe there is only one path at this point, and it’s the path of rebellion against the causes of the in-progress extinction. Open rebellion in large numbers. Not like the War of Independence or our Civil War; more like Gandhi and Rev. King’s strategic and courageous uses of civil disobedience.
Do you know the poignant Led Zeppelin ode to love long lost, Ten Years Gone? When I cue it up now, I think of 2028, ten years down the road, book-ending the stretch given us by the 2018 IPCC report, during which we must get our biospheric act together. And I wonder what those ten years will look, feel like from that future patch, wonder what paths we’ve taken, what patch we’ll be standing on.
Most of us know by now that the Atlanta City Council has done the right thing and officially adopted a plan titled “Clean Energy Atlanta: A Vision for a 100% Clean Energy Future” The plan envisions clean, sustainable energy for all city operations and the entire community by 2035, with metrics for progress to be reviewed every three years and adjustments made as needed. You can see the plan here:
We at 350atl.org are excited to be part of the energized campaigns going on right now in Atlanta, working to ensure not only sustainable growth and creative resilience but rich opportunities for our creative, diverse, and visionary people. Atlanta is not only one of the first cities to have a climate action plan, but is currently working on a plan to transition to 100% clean energy within 20 years.
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