This building is the National Library of Finland. If you have a bag or purse you can lock it up for free at the entrance, and then you're free to wander almost anywhere. My favorite spot was here, somewhere in the middle of six floors of stacks arranged like spokes around an oval walkway. We talked a bit with the man at the information desk as we were leaving about how hot it was. He spoke about the national worry that global warming would make the miserable heat and humidity a more common occurrence.
Studies show that people are more likely to take action if their personal safety is perceived as being at risk. So I'm going to show you how you, personally, are in danger. Water scarcity means fires but also the loss of crops for farmers and a significant reduction to food on our shelves. And if you think immigration is a problem, just wait until everyone near the equator, coasts, and South USA heads closer to the poles because rising seawater has ruined the home and businesses or people have to leave newly-arid farms. When even our own are displaced, there is potential for conflict and violence. The economy can't survive if people don't have proper homes, food, and water. We are vulnerable if we do nothing on climate change. Head to the link in my bio to read more about just what half a degree of warming will do to us.
Are you shook? If you are, take action. Call your people in local and national government and do it often. It's time to put pressure on all of them to protect us, our kids, our homes, our jobs. Tell them you don't want to have to move north, fight people in a grocery aisle for bread, or be innundated with refugees (including millions of American refugees). Tell them to protect you.
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Kansalliskirjasto - The National Library of Finland