Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq is a Kalaallit Elder whose family belongs to the traditional healers of the Far North from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. He was recently visiting Switzerland and spoke about the change we urgently have to execute as a human race if we want to continue to live on Earth. Listen to his moving words.
In 1992, 28 years ago, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, the Rio Summit, Severn Cullis-Suzuki – daughter of renowned Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki – delivered this speech when she was just 12 years old. It is chilling that her message calls for action against the same issues that we are confronted … Read more
While combing through some old books on a remote bookshelf recently I came across one that I had given to my father for Christmas 40 years ago. It contained New Yorker cartoons from 1925 to 1975. I hadn’t looked at it since our last move six years ago. I plunked down by the fire and browsed … Read more
I think of For Our Grandchildren’s mission as to Inform, Motivate, and Mobilize people to take action to combat climate change. It’s most important to talk to people who don’t yet understand that there is a problem and that there is something we can do about it. We frequently fall into the trap of talking … Read more
Two contrasting stories came to my attention this morning leaving me wondering how we can get out of this urgent climate mess and once again asking myself if it is worth even trying. The first story presents the opinion that humanity has 5 years to stop using fossil fuels or risk human extinction. The second, … Read more
Not so long ago, the US and China were regarded as obstacles to the reduction of GHG emissions that are the principal cause of climate change. Yet these two countries very recently ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which requires a country-by-country reduction in emissions needed to avoid global warming to a degree that … Read more
James Lovelock, a highly respected scientist, thinks that saving the planet from climate change is ‘beyond our ability’ , and we should stop wasting time trying to tackle global warming. In his view “. . . saving the planet is a foolish, romantic extravagance.” He reconciles this conclusion with his belief in the capacity of humans … Read more