Changing climate perspectives
To humans, the climate is a thin layer of atmosphere that surrounds our planet. To the Earth, the climate is the local region of our solar system. To the Sun (our source of light and life), the climate is the Local Interstellar Cloud in the Local Bubble of the inner rim of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy.
As best as we can calculate, our solar system is travelling through space at 370 kilometres per second, while constantly navigating new territory through our universe. We are part of a vast open system that’s experiencing continuous change, including climate change, at all levels. From this perspective, the idea of trying to stop climate change on Earth makes no sense at all. Climate change is a constant, which is why we find seashells in our deserts and ancient cities under our oceans.
Minimising pollution of the air we breathe makes sense. Nourishing our planet’s natural systems makes sense. Adapting our ways of living to cope with inevitable climate change also makes sense. Supporting the evolution of human consciousness so that these ideas make sense to more and more people, is progress.