This guest post was written by Gavain U’Prichard. Gavain, his wife Dana, and their young children, are walking the roads of American to call attention to climate change and the number 350. You can follow their journey at www.pacingtheplanet.org.
The more we have researched the current state of affairs, going to the original peer-reviewed literature, the more true this statement seems to us. So our family is walking…it is the most impactful action we have been able to come up with so far! The imperative is to somehow convey to many, many more people that we have a rendezvous, in this next handful of years, with the kind of moment that alters the course of Earth’s history for thousands (if not millions) of years — a moment like the one in which a comet collided with Earth, annihilated most of the dinosaurs, and sent earth life careening in very different direction. As we endeavor to create an impression by which many people are compelled to pause and think, we also acknowledge that we need to offer solid information about the changes which our planet is undergoing, and the paths of hope which still exist… That is why we have been giving presentations on the latest science available about global warming to area universities, community centers, and intentional communities. It’s why we’re entering ourselves into local parades –tossing informative flier scrolls instead of candy — so that we can help start the urgent national conversation.