Saturday, January 30, 2010

Parental love, and walking the talk

We love our children. Even the "climate change is a hoax" (despite the mountain of evidence) folks.
"Having a child is like living with your heart outside your body for the rest of your life."

And we want our children to look up to us, to respect us.

So shouldn't we be respecting them?

When I hear climate action skeptics talk about their children, I think of a mother who loved her children, and told them so, often; hugged them, held them.

But she didn't always get around to feeding them.

So yes, we love our kids - but in what way? It'd be a poor kind of love, if it didn't encompass acting to nurture and protect them.

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