Of course, the two-month pandemic-related delay of the Oscars is small potatoes. However, from movie making to movie theaters to celebrity grist, the economic and cultural disruption is indicative of the effect on the economy and culture from segment to interconnected segment.
Consider a pandemic-related lesson that you may not have fit into your inconvenienced brain. Consider something harsher than well over a half million U.S. people dead or three million people worldwide dead, while home and work lives are buffeted left, right, and center. Consider Climate Change.
Compared with Climate Change, this pandemic we are going through, and that we are still going through, is small potatoes.
Has wearing a mask been too much a nuisance? Has wearing a mask been an affront to your freedom? Has your consumption and social context been eroded? Has your livelihood or wellbeing been undermined? Compared with Climate Change, this pandemic – which could have been worse and which is still ongoing – is small potatoes.
Already begun and far worse coming, Climate Change will deliver wildfires, droughts, rising waters, heat, cold … that’s just a weather report … Climate Change will bring economic and cultural disruption of Black Plague proportions … certainly more than our little old Covid-19 blip. Our response to and responsibility for the current pandemic might be graded “OK, good enough.” However, as a lesson for facing Climate Change, we need to upgrade our disaster-averting behavior big time.
Meanwhile, CampChuck continues as it has since 1992, matching every subscription dollar for dollar. All subscriptions – over $40,000 plus CampChuck’s 100% match of $40,000 -- have funneled through CampChuck to RMI and Food Banks. Whether you subscribe at the official $5 level or the average participation of $30, think sustainable economic practice and the golden rule. And think access to CampChuck’s newsletters.
make checks payable to…
Rocky Mountain Institute
This nonprofit helps individuals and communities and businesses and governments to make money, yes, make money, by being smart about the environment. By research and science, by education and negotiation, by example, the Rocky Mountain Institute helps us … and the U.S. … and the world “us” to make long term economic sense by making long term environmental sense.
Different than all the other years that CampChuck has been encouraging subscription/donations, I’m only listing Rocky Mountain Institute as a place to show your support.
Yes, I will still honor checks made payable to the “Food Bank of Nevada County.” The pressing need shouts to lend a helping hand to the hungry – to the “food insecure” (how’s that for modern terminology). Yes, I will still honor checks made payable to “Futures Without Violence.” Although curiously, this issue/organization has not drawn your CampChuck attention nearly so much as the other two, in recent years it has been a commanding subject deserving activist support.
The existential crisis of Climate Change threatens our lives, our complacency, our children, like no other affliction. In the shadow of pandemic, consider upgrading our behavior and commitment big time.