Response: The way forward appears to be circular: loops, bubbles and circles. And friction, which need not be not fun: ruptures can lead to better circles. Dead ends are the problem. Rethink everything. Make everything green. It may feel disorientating, embrace it, reshape, redefine. Energy, power, economics, media, tech drives change. Hearts and minds care about community and support. Fear, nurturing, empathy for the suffering, positive energy for greener change. Uselessness is a sign, a call to action, get to the system and change. It will change without you, so take a bit of power to protect what you value. Then loop round and do it again until there are swirling circles looping in 3D luminescent bubbles all around. Is that why stonehenge is a closed circle? Have we been telling ourselves this before?
My individual action feels useless against the huge climate, but scale up to species level and 1 billion human actions has impact. Good or bad, our individual choice, for now. Choice, if we want to claim it, is in the balance, if we change ecology, ecology will be changed. We can’t expect to continue as we are, but we can make a choice to continue what we want, and reverse the harm. Even if just in stupid little ways.
UN figures show that 137 women across the world are killed every day by a partner or member of their own family – a total of 50,000 women a year murdered by people they know and should be able to trust.
Salt (any type, at least 180 miles from Himalayas) Underpaid worker to mine (home carer would do) Explosives, hand tools (do not use machines) Rock (local stone) Water (local tap)
Method: Mix salt in water until it does not dilute any more. If rock is too large to carry, place explosive in a drilled hole first. Pour mixture over rock (mimic rock in sea) Wait a few days (for human-made sea water to dehydrate away) Chip away crystals and package (preferably in plastic) Ship around the world (before consuming)
TIP: You may need to prevent local animal from licking stone