- Location: VT 05753
- Marching Since: October 27, 2005
I’ve been working to stop global warming since 1988, when I wrote The End of Nature. It drives me crazy to see so much of this planet’s life so casually endangered. The first steps are so easy (drive smaller cars, for instance) that it’s very hard to understand why we haven’t taken them. But I know that this is the issue our generation will be judged by. When historians look back in a century or two, the most important thing about our time won’t be the Internet or the booming stock market or any of the other things we concentrate so much attention on. Rather, it will be that these were the years that temperature began to spike sharply up–that the earth’s climate, stable on a global level throughout our civilization, began very suddenly to shift. This issue is as morally urgent as the civil rights movement was to our parent’s generation, and we must address it now.