Dad, dude, Angry Birds is a game. Climate disruption is just dumping on your kids’ head. Are you laughing? Because if you’re laughing, I can find an assisted living facility in Siberia. Don’t push me.About me « getting a GRIP on climate solutions
Maybe it feels like a game, since you’ll probably kick the bucket before all this collapsing goes down. You’re kinda playing with other people’s money, huh? But when it’s your kids’ money, aren’t you at least supposed to act serious?
And even if it were a game, y’oldsters have a lot of nerve calling it “over.” Dad, you’ve been lacing up your shoes and picking your noses for decades. Did I miss the part where you actually got in there and started playing? ‘Cause sitting here thinking about the horror show of a future you’re cookin up, I’m seeing zero game.
...OK, yeah, I get it. Jim Hansen is warning about “game over” for the right reason – to kick your sagging kiesters into gear before it’s too late. ‘Preciate that.
But listen, Pop, you don’t have a cane to lean on when you start croaking “game over.” It’s no game, and it is never over. Whatever you do now to improve the situation is crap I don’t have to shovel later. So quit crying in your beer and DO STUFF.
Get in the game Dadddyyy, ’cause when it’s “over” for you, it’s on for me.
KC Golden is the Policy Director at Climate Solutions.
KC Golden here. I am the Policy Director at Climate Solutions, a Northwest-based nonprofit trying to live up to our bodacious name.
Before turning 50, I worked mostly as mostly a policy wonk...KC is an active leader in the national climate movement, serving on the boards of 350.org and the US Climate Action Network.