Sunday, December 13, 2015

Something happening here?

I have no idea whether the "climate deal" is a good "deal". It will take awhile to know whether anything comes of the international agreement in Paris. Or whether anything comes of the international popular outpouring we can see in the video.

350.org says:

This deal represents important progress — but progress alone is not our goal. Our goal is a just and livable planet.

It's striking to me that this demonstration -- an effort to highlight the desperate trajectory of human life on earth -- looks like a mass celebration. Most of the great peace and justice marches I've attended have felt like that. When thousands come together for the common good, there's something that feels like a release of joy.

And there is always the question whether joy has any power. But joy does continue to assert itself; that is the wonder.

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