Yes, Dr. King, I do believe the arc of the moral universe bends toward justice. But at the end of so many days in the struggle for climate solutions, I find myself muttering “Where is that damned ARC already?”
Not so much, though, since the People’s Climate March. I’ve shared a few quick thoughts on the march here and here. But I want to be sure you see some of the most deeply moving things that emerged from the march — points that connect, unmistakably, the arc.
- The shattering highlight of the UN Climate Summit, a 7 minute speech and poem from Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner:
- These terrific, personal reflections from David Turnbull at Oil Change International, one of the key organizers of the march.
- Todd Gitlin’s account in TomDispatch. Todd was President of Students for a Democratic Society, which played a pivotal role in the campus anti-war movement in the 1960s.
- The Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced their decision to divest from fossil fuels — a vivid signpost in the transition from the fossil fuel age to the clean energy era.
- The statement by governments and companies representing more than half of all global carbon emissions supporting carbon pricing.