The 1975 – The 1975
We are right now in the beginning of
a climate and ecological crisis,
And we need to call it what it is.
We must acknowledge that we do
not have the situation under control and
that we don't have all the solutions yet.
Unless those solutions mean that we
Simply stop doing certain things, We must admint
That we are losing this batle.
We have to acknowledge that the older
Generations have failed.
All political movements in their present form
But homo sapiens have not yet failed.
Yes, we are failing, but
there is still time to turn eveything around.
We can still fix this.
We still have everything in our own hands.
we recognise the overall failures of our current systems
We most probably don't stand a chance.
We are facing a disaster of unspoken suffering for
Enormous amount of people.
And now is not the time for speaking politely or
focusing on what we can or cannot say.
Now is the time to speak clearly.
Solving the climate crisis
is the greatest and most complex challenge
That homo sapiens have ever faced.
The main solution, however, is so simple
That even a small child can understand it.
We have to stop our emissions of greenhouse gases.
And either we do that, or we dont't
You say that nothing in life is black our white,
But that is a lie, a very dangerous lie.
Either we prevent a 1.5 Degree of warming,
or we don't.
Either we avoid setting
off that irreversible chain reaction
Beyond human control,
or we don't
Wither we choose to go on as a civilisation
or we don't
That is a black or white as it gets.
Because there are no grey areas
when it comes to survival.
Now we all have a choice.
We can create a transformational action
That will safeguard the living conditions
For future generations.
Or we can continue with
our businessas usual and fail that is up to you and me
And yes, we need a system change
Rather than individual change.
But you cannot have one without the other.
If you look through history,
All the big changes in society have been started
By people at the grassroots level.
People like you and me.
So, I ask you to please wake up
And make the changes riquired possible.
To do your best in no longer good enough.
We must all do the seemingly impossible.
Today, we use about 1oo million barrels of oil,
every single day.
There are no politics to change that,
There are no rules to keep that oil in the ground.
So, we can no longer save the world by
playing by the rules.
Because the rules have to be changed.
Everything needs to change.
And it has to start today.
So, everyone out there,
It is now time for civil disobedience.
It is time to rebel.