Note — Apr 21, 2019

Climate Rebellion

A number of good long reads on climate and Extinction Rebellion this week but for fear of making this too much of an abyss gazing issue, here they are, presented more briefly than the deserve but do dive in for a mix of dread and hope.

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Such a beautiful vision, gorgeously illustrated by Molly Crabapple and co-written and read by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (the link above is an article by Naomi Klein and embeds the AOC video). To say I’m sceptical it can happen would be an understatement but lets hope. Which reminds me of this quote:

Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.
—Antonio Gramsci

George Monbiot believes that Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse. Bill McKibben’s new book Falter is excerpted in Rolling Stone and 😨😱. Even the Financial Times with Matthew Green is paying attention with Extinction Rebellion: inside the new climate resistance. (By the way, have you watched Children of Men recently?)