Fossil fuels underground are outside the biosphere. Extracting them puts them into the biosphere. Once here, if we burn them, form plastics, or similar industrial processes, they will eventually end up in the most stable form, meaning a form in which they don’t break down, they linger for longer than human time scales, and they poison living creatures, eventually us.
I’m constantly struggling to find new strategies and tactics that work better or refine existing ones. Over time they are developing into new practices that I believe will work to lead polluters to choose to stop polluting based on their intrinsic motivations.
Today, April 20, in 1964, Nelson Mandela, on trial for sabotage with about a dozen other men, for which they would be found guilty, instead of a defense, spoke for almost four hours, closing with the words entitling this post.