Why we should think ahead … way ahead
In order to see a difference with climate change, we need to look ahead and make a commitment to a future we will never see.
There are cathedrals that took generations to build — can you imagine starting to build something in the sure knowledge that neither you, nor even your friends or immediate family, would ever see it finished? These people lived in times of uncertainty — plagues, wars, shifting alliances, religious reform — and their average life expectancy was half ours, but their vision was vast. Today, we live longer, but have lost our connection with the future.
October 8, 2011
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