My dog begs for money (sort of)

Watch my short video with Birke. r1

Dear Paov,

Delayed gratification is not easy for me — I want to win the climate fight right now, instead of watching sadly as forests burn and houses flood.

But watching my wife, Sue, teach our dog Birke this new trick (you have to watch the video) reminded me that patience is a virtue. Not too much — the climate crisis is a timed test — but enough not to walk away in frustration at political inaction or the slowness of social change.

Watch this short message from me on why this moment is so important, and donate to support’s work:

Because despite the year’s manifold frustrations, there are some good signs. In fact, it feels to me like we’re finally having a moment on climate change: the terrible wildfires in British Columbia,... the resistance from Indigenous peoples stopping pipelines in Canada, coinciding with massive reports from the UN on our climate peril if we fail at staying below 1.5°C warming, seem to have reached more people.

So now’s the time to press forward hard and fast. We need your active participation in the climate movement — that’s by far the most important thing.

One way you can participate is by helping to fund this important work. We need some resources as we scale up our collective efforts to address the magnitude of the problem. remains (gulp) the biggest group on planet Earth whose only mission is fighting climate change. We’re not actually all that big (there are about 160 staffers), and we pinch pennies hard. So if you have some spare ones, send them our way.

And give your dog a biscuit for me!

With thanks,

Bill McKibben is building a global climate movement. You can connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and r38

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