In this era of fake news, mass migration, political instability, and climate crisis, people need a clue more than ever. As a country, we face threats to democracy, freedom, and the environment. People are taking to the streets and fields challenging powerful interests against steep odds. On the front lines, Native Americans have come together, along with veterans, climate activists, and other allies, to obstruct those who would jeopardize their land and water with an oil pipeline. Water belongs to all. Water is Life!
Recently, more than three million men and women marched in cities around the globe in an historic demonstration on behalf of human rights. In aerial images, humanity looks like one organism, a higher collective consciousness yearning for justice, truth, and harmony. Here in America we are engaged in a global social experiment, a melting pot and multi-colored tapestry of cultures and religions, founded on the ideals of liberty and equality. We are the Dream for the rest of the world. If we can find harmony here, the whole world can find harmony. When we come together as one, we experience the power of collective consciousness.
On Earth Day, April 22nd, scientists and their supporters all over the country held a March for Science in Washington DC and in satellite marches all over the world. Science is an established consensus of many, a global agreement about the facts, and a skeptical methodology that tests for truth and accuracy. The whole world got a clue about climate change by using scientific methods, rigorously peer-reviewed evidence, and consensus according to academic standards. In the 2015 Paris agreement, the countries of the world agreed to mitigate global warming by pledging to reduce emissions. On April 29th, the People’s Climate March will take place in DC and in marches and rallies all over. As 350.org says, “to change everything, we need everyone.” Be there!
Here in the U.S., climate science and policy information continues to be removed from federal websites, and scientists are concerned that their data may be next. The public relations industry continues to cast doubt on science, and the media presents a misleading debate that belies scientific consensus. People with a clue must stand up for consciousness, choosing to act in accordance with our best understanding of who we are. We look to science, our collective understanding, to provide the most rational and informed perspective. Through science, we recognize that we are one people on one planet, our only home.