Do you remember July 8, 2011? Where you were? What you did? Whom you talked to? Anything at all?
This article was originally published at Tom Dispatch.
At its best, the Earth was once likened to a spaceship that sails through the heavens with a crew working together for the common good. Thanks to climate change, this metaphor no longer works. Our planet is now more like a lifeboat that’s sprung a major leak. People onboard are beginning to panic and the clock is ticking.