Things are moving right along, and before we know it, it’s gonna be 2013. There is a lot going on these days to ponder with elementary school shootings and Mayan calendars coming to an end, but there has been another issue that has been on my mind a lot lately and that is Climate Change.
Depending on how much alternative news media you are exposed to you may have heard about the UN Climate Change Summit that took place in Qatar earlier this month. I was disappointed to find that after this two week global conference there was virtually no progress made towards significantly reducing global greenhouse gas emissions in a way that would stop or even slow our progress towards a future of more catastrophic weather events. The leadership and commitments needed from the US and other leading nations were sadly lacking.
I find it hard to believe that in these modern times we cannot commit to changing our dependence on the finite resources of fossil fuelsto focus our efforts on technology that would be safe and sustainable for generations to come. Instead it seems that citizens are having to fight their own governments to try to save our species.
There is not a lot I can do to change the decisions the US government is making. But I do believe in the power of music to change people’s hearts. I think a lot of issues that can become too complex, heated and convoluted during the course of conversation can be communicated easily through the avenue of music. So I wrote a song about climate change and I am hoping to share it with you all soon. This is the first political song I have written intentionally. I don’t think it’s the song that is going to unite the world and have them all sing along, but it is a start. I might write some more songs about climate change, or gun control, soon. As always, I will hope to touch hearts and minds with the music I create and may we see changes of heart on a global scale in 2013.
Happy Holidays and New Year to you all-Be Well!