From YES! MAGAZINE
We can strengthen our communities and ourselves to prepare for the uncertain world of failing economies, climate change, and oil depletion.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.—Wendell Berry
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
Not long ago, a rocket took off from a Florida launching pad taking Americans to the moon. The moon shot signified to many that Americans could do anything we set our minds to.
Today, in another part of Florida, toxic oil is washing up on beaches. Hundreds of miles of Gulf Coast have been devastated, and people whose resilience was tested by Hurricane Katrina are being tested even more severely today. There are good reasons to believe many more of us will have our resilience tested in coming months and years.
Future historians may see this time as a turning point for Western civilization. In the popular zeitgeist, there is much discussion of end times.