There are two Climate Change Monsters that want to make a mess of your town and totally un-fun your summer and fall 2019.
Your Monsters might be in the form of a Wildfire, Flood, Heatwave and/or a Hurricane.
Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is to power up your environmental actions to help stop [or at least slow down] these 2019 Climate Change Monsters.
Then, in December or January, if we have succeeded in keeping those Climate Change Monsters from wreaking havoc in your town, let's celebrate big time!
For a fun way to stay jazzed up as you take on your Climate Change Monsters [CCMs], maybe see yourself as a super hero fighting your mortal enemies, or as a parent calming down your unruly kids, or a lover helping heal a misguided partner, or as a tamer of a couple of wild beasts.
A few of our fave ways to slow down those Climate Monsters is burning as little gasoline and jetfuel as possible, eating as organic and meat free as possible, and donating to and volunteering with climate change fighting organizations, making your job as eco as possible or becoming a sustainability coach if your job hurts the earth, and protesting with an occupy, block, march, sit-in or shut-down.
The number and intensity of the CCMs around the world could double in 2 to 8 years - if we don't take major climate actions now. That's my [Stele's] guesstimate based on scientific reports and climate projections that are cited on the Guesstimate page.
But yesssss, by taking responsibility for your Climate Change Monsters where you live, you are also helping reduce the number of other Climate Change Monsters around the world too!
By the way, a lot of people [including myself] that hate charred, smoldering, broken or drowned peeps, trees, houses and bees have promised to help defend their towns and our biosphere too. Their commitments will help protect your town too.
For more fun in 2019, Stele
Do You Fight, Kiss or Parent Your Climate Change Monsters ??
Which of these is most true for you? Add your answer in the comments or on our XOEarth facebook group. ::
1] You see your Climate Change Monsters as your kids. After all, your past consumer purchases have probably helped make these Climate Change Monsters possible. So you are trying to help your 'Climate Change Monsters kids' find their happy side by taking all those Environmental Actions everyday that do not feed their bratty side.
2] You are activating your super eco hero self to fight those two Climate Change Monsters as your villain or enemy. That's why you have activated on your super hero self to be an ecological citizen, focused activist and wary consumer that is committed to powerful Environmental Actions.
3] You see these Climate Change Monsters as mean and angry creatures that just need a friend and some fairness to calm them down and tame them. You are doing that by taking Environmental Actions everyday to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases and throwaway plastics they get to eat, and that encourages them to be way-more-peaceful.
4] You think of one [or more] of these Climate Change Monsters as the dark side of a lover who might otherwise be sweet and wonderful, but has been enraged by unkind and unfair treatment in the past. This lover is in need of some Environmental Actions and eco quality time to help them find their compassionate and loving self.
Whatever is most true for you, thanks for your commitment to your daily Environmental Actions that are helping slow down these CCMs. Thanks for helping team earth turn them into "an interesting weather system", that is "rather fun in fact".
In case you're wondering, here's our short list of fave Environmental Actions ::
+ Burning as little gasoline and jetfuel as possible.
+ Eating as sustainably and meat free as possible.
+ Donating and volunteering with climate change fighting organizations.
+ Contributing and canvassing for climate action candidates. Vote.
+ Making your job and industry as eco logical as possible [or quitting a job if it hurts the earth].
+ Doing protests with an occupy, block, march, sit-in or shut-down.
+ Buying and accepting as little plastic as possible - mostly made from fracking gas and oil.
+ Buying carbon offsets.
I, Stele, promise to take responsibility for my Climate Change Monsters too. So I promise to take all of the Environmental Actions mentioned above to help keep them from becoming the full blown Climate Change Monsters too.
Has a Climate Change Monster attacked your town in the last 5 years? If so, I hope you did not lose anything in the attack. If you did, I'm sorry for your loss or losses.
If a Climate Change Monster has not hit your town recently, yeee haaa! Glad to hear it. Celebrate that fact for a moment. If you have been taking Environmental Actions in your life, celebrate that you have helped keep those Climate Change Monsters away.
If you happen to be one of those people that is not taking Environmental Actions, if you start now, you can help keep those troublemakers from trashing your town too.
In the last few years in the town where I live in Colorado and close to it, we have had wildfires and floods kill people, destroy a lot of homes, wipe out thousands of trees and kill a lot of wild animals. And a few hundred miles from town in almost every direction from here, there have been CCMs that have destroyed whole communities or even entire towns.
Even if you have NOT had a CCMs hit your town recently, there have probably been Climate Change Monsters that have been bad news for towns not far from where you live too.
On the global scale, here's a way to stay strong when you see a report about a Climate Change Monster that has caused major destruction somewhere in world. When you see that sad report, look along the edges of the disaster where a precious sliver of nature, or someone's house or some person has survived. Even though the report is sad, realize that your environmental climate actions may have been just what it took to help save that a little part of nature, or someone's house or some person's life. In other words, your climate actions may have been the thing to make that Climate Change Monster a little smaller.
Occasionally, one person's climate actions over the year or their whole life may have been just what it took to keep a Climate Change Monster from being born at all. Yesss, you could be one of those super peeps this year. So every now and then, take time to smile big about that.
I like giving a nickname to some of the future Climate Change Monsters that are aiming to destroy different towns and places around the world. For instance, Hotron is the name I have for the Climate Change Monster that is eyeing to burn down trees and houses near Boulder Colorado. For me, giving the name Hotron to that Climate Change Monster helps me focus and power-up my environmental climate actions even more. Plus, I tell others that nickname to help cheer on their environmental climate action too.
Anyway, let's teach those Climate Change Monsters a lesson on how to be "just be some wild weather" instead of becoming a Mega Wildfire, Flood, Heatwave or Hurricane that could turn our towns into a bummer zones.
For all the life that lives to love, Stele Ely