In Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” we witness the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge through the intervention of 3 spirits. Past, present, and future.
We have seen the past. A time when many of us enjoyed the benefits of a relatively stable climate and cheap energy. We in the Global North flourished!
We see in the present the result of our excessive exploitation of the planet’s resources and our disregard for the effects of pollution on land, air, and water. We see the effects of changing climate already altering the lives of many.
We read the dire predictions for the future by climate scientists if we continue with business as usual.
In Dickens’ story, the Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come shows Scrooge that his future fate is not set in stone. The future depends on the actions we take in the present.
We too can make decisions that will ensure a better future for all.
We can do it. We must do it.
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