Greenish Celeb in Private EyeMay 10, 2007 at 3:16 pm | Posted in Cartoon, Climate change, Humour | 2 Comments
A classic disconnect between head and heart, prompted by an intriguing post by the Old man in a cave, is another aspect to climate change that we need to address.
We need open hearts as well as open minds to empathise with people far away in places we may never see ourselves. I know people can connect over thousands of miles without ever meeting. Children I worked with in California raised money for AIDS orphans in Malawi over a period of three years. Our groups never met, but we felt close the more we learned about each other. A few messages and photos a year, that’s all we shared, but the children developed bonds of caring that you would not believe if you had not witnessed this connection. I did. It makes me think perhaps we should twin places for climate change purposes: instead of twinning with like towns and cities, perhaps twinning with people in dissimilar places would help us in the developed world see climate change from another point of view. Worth a try.