I have a dream…

I have a dream that one day humanity will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: that all generations — including those to come — are created equal and have the same right to enjoy life on this planet.

I have a dream that one day even our country, a desert country sweltering with the heat and wild weather of global warming, will be transformed into an oasis of security and stability.

I have a dream that my three little children will one day live on a planet where they will not have to fear whether the civilisation they grew up in and helped build will still be there in just a few decades.

I have a dream that one day this country, whose politicians are presently saying that climate change is a massive scam, will be transformed into a situation where solar panels, wind farms and hydroelectricity power the entire nation, including all vehicles we drive on the roads, and where even our planes fly on renewable energy.

With this faith we will be able to work together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for climate safety together, even without knowing whether we will ever actually achieve that goal.


martin-luther-king_dreamspeInspired by — and pretty much copy-pasted from — a public speech by American activist Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered on 28 August 1963 to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, USA.


James Hansen: “We had a dream”

James E. Hansen’s speech just before he was arrested in front of the White House as part of the 2011 Tar Sands Action in Washington DC. Uploaded on YouTube.com on 30 August 2011.



Here is my dream, as it looks at the moment: www.climatesafety.info/?page_id=37. Please read, and comment. I don’t get paid for doing this. My only reward is your feedback.




Miks dream


Related

Climate Progress – 14 April 2013:
Martin Luther King And The Call To Direct Action On Climate
By Joe Romm and Van Jones



6 comments for “I have a dream…

  1. 13 March 2013 at 23:01

    No fair! I can’t read Danish :)

  2. Pernille
    12 March 2013 at 22:44

    Hej Mik
    Jeg ville bare lige sige at jeg er dybt rørt over alle de gode ting du lægger ud på facebook og her. Hvor er det dog rigtigt..Om natten  drømmer jeg  om Celena der drukner i skraldespande, men jeg har svært ved at være så meget ovenpå som dig og gøre noget ved det….tak på menneskehedens vegne!!! Imorgen har de en i”kke købe- dag” her  i Frankrig hvor vi boycotter industrisamfundet og går til den lokale købmand…KH P

  3. 10 March 2013 at 06:23

    Dear Mik I read your blog yesterday, and here is my critique…I think you pointed out some very good ethical discussions however I am missing the practical everyday approach to how a family can achieve a cut down in their consumption of energy…and what would be the best ways to do so…And also something that shows how this relates to a larger consumption pattern…does this make sense—Simplicity is always the most difficult to achieve—although this is what people can relate to —if they are trying to change their habits.. Also how can communities, social patterns be a way to cut down—this is something we have to break as the I seems to be our biggest problem here….So if we have to change to we—there are many aspects we have to address.

  4. /no
    9 March 2013 at 22:44

    it is good to dream, if paired with an awake consciousness about how instincts, needs, and chaos is part of us. Action gives transformation.

  5. Michael van den Heuvel
    9 March 2013 at 22:40

    nice dream , i hope it will become reality

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