I have a friend here who, until the past few days, was still optimistic about what could be accomplished even without COP26. But she’s had a personal setback and I’ve not heard from her. I don’t believe she’ll be taking this news well. As for myself, I’ve long thought more direct action is or will soon be required to bring the “interests” involved “to heel.” No matter what it takes.

We have far too many voices, and not among the involved capitalists or politicians, who continue to urge caution, slow steps, even as innocent people, animal populations and entire landscapes vanish. They seem to not comprehend what is taking place and what will be demanded of us to stop this destruction in time to save the planet.

Thank you for this, J.R.