A Way of Life (arts blog)

Author: Paul Strickland | Date: 16 November, 2020 | Category: Arts Blog | Comments: 5

Climate crisis, environmental disorder, pollution of air, land and sea are overwhelming world-wide happenings that we, as individuals, can do little about. Yet still we feel anxious, scared and apprehensive for our children – children who are now realising that their futures are at risk because
older generations have done too little, too late, have not listened to the warnings and have spent and what they did not own.

It would be easy, and quite natural, to despair, to give up or pretend it’s not happening. But Pandora’s box is open, and the bad things have been released. What is left in the back corner of the box is hope.

Find that hope and hang on to it.

The Green Christian Arts Page is dedicated to bringing hope and renewed wellbeing to all, through poetry and art. We believe that we must first face the storm and find shelter in peace and composure. In that peace we shall discover how to act.

LEARN – find out the facts about the crisis afflicting our earth

REFLECT – use meditation, prayer, and silence

CONNECT – talk to your families, neighbours, friends

EXPRESS – be creative in your response: grow, cook, sing, write, paint, weave, play

DELIGHT – in this wonderful world and pledge to make it good for every living thing

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Comments on "A Way of Life (arts blog)"

Iain Climie:

November 17, 2020

Maybe if we clutch at enough straws we can build a raft! I'd probably have gone down bailing on the Titanic and encouraging others to do the same. Take care.

Marisa Mann:

November 17, 2020

We have to continue, ive been well aware of all this from a very early age, and have seen things worsen, but if you look at some of the companies now going for sustainable solutions, and consumer power, I think we have to postulate a future

Iain Climie:

November 17, 2020

HI Marisa, I agree that there are some good measures which could be taken but there is a lack of willpower - nobody will want the job, the bill or to have their wallet, choice and convenience affected. It is very late though as massive gas escapes from once frozen deposits have now started e.g. in the Laptev sea. Also who will take climate refugees from Bangladesh, parts of India, sub-Saharan African countries and even Australia? Volunteers will be rare to non-existent.

marisa mann:

November 16, 2020

We have had bad times before and still won through. We know the solutions this time; renewable energy, sustainable farming, the ideas are here, whereas in other times, such as the Black Death, we had no idea why we were dying. There is hope

Iain Climie:

November 16, 2020

What depresses me most about the climate crisis is that many ideas essential if mainstream views are correct make perfect sense if the whole thing were a damp squib or even if temperatures fell following a major volcanic eruption such as Tambora in 1815. I had the following in the Guardian letters page recently which shows what I mean: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/25/feeling-the-heat-over-arctic-sea-ice


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