Sunday, January 21, 2007

Climate Change and Revolution

Over the past few months, climate changes have become a much-debated topic in the media and in general, in many Western countries. We have known about it for a very long time, but recently it has become a word on everyone's lips, something that we feel strongly about. Surely, of late there has been extreme weather in more varieties than we could imagine, as well. Odd weather has become the norm.

As history shows us, social change can happen very fast, once there is a critical energy in the population; once the time is ripe. For many years now, social change has seemed illusory - an illusion in itself. I think the time for another major social change is coming close. The capitalist economic system will be put to task, and concern about the ongoing climate changes will be the fuel. In this process, intellectuals and activists may play a positive part, providing insights and analysis.

Ingerid S.

2 Comments:

At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Ingerid S. said...

For those of you who read Norwegian, here is a link to statements made by the second largest party - the populist party - concerning the recent report from the UN Climate Commision http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/politikk/article1627323.ece

The word stupidity has aqcuired new dimensions once again.

 
At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Ingerid S. said...

I notice that there is not much support out there for my revolutionary inspiration? Any experiences from your local/national political communities?

In my country, Norway, the politicians are sweating in face of the climate challenge, posed by the press and at least parts of the people. This country is pumping up "its" oil as quickly as possible, in case petroleum fuels should be banned or replaced. In the meantime, they are talking about climate measures - planting trees? - in far-away countries.

 

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