Thaddeus Howze shares a classic video about how to change the future, and suggests that it is even more relevant today.
A single man engaging in a struggle against the most awesome forces ever assembled. Economic titans, political giants, and devastating natural phenomena. Who is this man? Is he a superhero we don’t know about?
Not at all. Greg Craven seems like a very simple, very rational individual. No superpowers included. He published a video a few years ago simply called: The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See… Seven million views and thousands of attempts to refute later, he is still standing. His video engages in logic, reasoning and makes for an answer toward the argument of climate change and how we deal with it that is both irrefutable and annoyingly effective.
If only reason and logic were a tools in the hands of political candidates, oil mega-corporations, and business organizations who make every effort to avoid dealing with climate change. After dealing with refutations to his video, he wrote a book called “What’s The Worst That Can Happen?”
The video creator does mention something I have said before: We are in the midst of this experiment right now, inside one of the petri dishes. It would be terrible to find out that by denying climate change, and making no effort to change it, when we had the chance, we damn ourselves to having NO future choices that matter.
Climate change can be denied. The effects of climate change are not so easily ignored.
Ask the survivors of Sandy and every storm like her in the years ahead. Ask those farmers in the midwest this year who survived over 100 days of triple digit heat which destroyed more than a third of our farmlands production value. Ask those leaders of island nations who are experiencing rising sea levels which ultimately will make their nations disappear during high tide.
For them, climate change’s reality or ability to be proven matter not at all. For them, a life-altering experience has already taken place, unable to be undone. Your belief in climate change is not required. Only for you to apply some logic and see if we do nothing and are wrong, life as we know it is over.
I admire Greg Craven because he dares you to imagine what could happen and forces you to consider NO action is NOT a choice.