For the past few months I’ve been working with Job One for Humanity, a non-profit dedicated to slowing and stopping global warming. I’m their (volunteer) Director of Strategic Communications. My first big project for them has been helping them to position and market a new book called Climageddon (CLIMate ArmaGEDDON…get it?).
We have a plan that nobody has tried before to get the governments of the world to join together to combat global warming within the 10 years our founder, Lawrence Wollersheim, who is also the author of the book, has determined we have. If we fail to do that job, the climate will cross a series of increasingly dire tipping points as a result of which all living things on Planet Earth — yes, including humanity — will be subject to a major extinction event.
Put more simply, failure will end the Grand Experiment of human life on planet Earth.
I’ve read the book. Trust me. Things are much worse than anyone’s telling us. Other climate models that precede Wollersheim’s new meta-systemic approach are always underestimating the scope and overestimating the time frame of advancing climate catastrophe.
So what’s this got to do with my new blog?
I’ve decided to play the role of the Cock-Eyed Optimist on the Job One for Humanity executive management team. To that end, I’ve started a new blog (you can read it here) called the “Global Warming Cockeyed Optimist Blog.” In it I will be posting regularly news and information from the front lines of Climageddon that offers hope, possibility, and the occasional spiritual take on the catastrophe. My commitment is to make this new blog act as a sort of vaccination against the barrage of bad news that must inevitably be understood by all of us who love Planet Earth and Humankind.
I hope you’ll give the new blog a try. And let me know — in comments there or here — your thoughts on the subject. We’re all in this together, you know, because “There’s Only One Of Us Here”.