On October 24, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet's history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.
At the only 350.org event listed as being held in Colorado Springs, I was pleased to find a dozen people gathering together at Broadmoor Community Church for a 350.org Dialogue. Besides meeting some kindred souls, we had a great discussion about the division (dualism) that splits our culture and our church. We shared a hope that taking action as an individual could lead to a discourse that helps fill the gap between the two opposing sides of this issue.
One never knows how the small actions you take will affect the world. Individual actions might be just what's needed if one considers the notion of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory. Perhaps our small actions will make a huge difference. If concerned individuals keep praying, acting, and hoping - we just might be able to overcome the disastrous inaction caused by the moral or spiritual belief that only two possible fundamental concepts exist.
Deep inside of us I believe we all can sense the logical fallacy of false dilemma (also called false dichotomy, the either-or fallacy). Let's work together to steer clear of the negative forces that put us into a situation in which only two alternatives are considered, when in fact there are other options.