We’ve got five years. The Climate Clock ticks away seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, until all digits hit zero. We will have zero time left. Gone are the decades when we could have curbed the heating up of the Earth, the melting of icecaps, the extinction of animals and plants, the end of human communities in remote places. When the clock hits zero, we will still be here. More or less. We will love and we will live and we will die in new and familiar ways. It’s up to all of us to make life on Earth in the remaining time more loving, more inclusive, more imaginative than it has ever been before.
Before our lives as we have lived it for a brief moment in time will be altered beyond recognition, probe the Earth to see where your main roots run.
Imagining unseen worlds of uncontrolled beauty, thinking unimaginable thoughts, bringing forth words and images, touching the Earth and firing up the rebellion.
As long as the privileged few have the power to destroy worlds and use their power blindly to their own advantage, the rest of us is obliged to rebel against them.
Philosopher Lisa Doeland teaches us how to go extinct in her book Apocalypse. About Recycling, Green Growth and other Dangerous Phantasies. In stead of waiting for the apocalyps, we have to be sensitive to the endings around us that already take place.
Extinction Rebellion returns to the A12. In the middle of The Hague they face down defenders of the system that keeps fossil fuel companies alive. The rebels will return time and again until tax breaks from the Dutch government to those lethal companies come to a complete stop.
In the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated Fukushima, all 50 nuclear power plants in Japan closed down. But not for long. They dictate life in coastal villages that are prone to the same geological parameters as Fukushima.
Jellyfish on the beach of Hoek van Holland are planets in space. Life on Planet A evolved in some 3.5 billion years into humans who alter the planet in a way perhaps no other specie has done before. Their technology speeds up the transition into a new phase of life on the planet.