Would that it were the case, that ‘the earth remains forever’. More than ever today, the actions of one generation impact on the next: Climate Change is perhaps the archetypal case of why we should love our neighbour of tomorrow, not just our neighbour of today.
There are some changes of direction of such huge magnitude that we resort to phrases like ‘turning round an oil tanker’. However it’s hard to think of anything of a scale to compare with the literal meaning of that phrase - to wean the world’s economy, and our individual lifestyles, off burning fossil fuels for energy.
Originally published 3/4/2018