Extinction is not a choice–Survivors

My thanks go to Dale for her picture of a flooded patio area, after a heavy rainstorm. Does this happen every year or just occasionally?

Many will suggest climate change as the reason for the flooding. Although climate change has been a constant drift over hundreds of years, we now know how this drift has sped up over the last tens of years. But as a planet of humans, are we heading for extinction?

Extinction is not a choice–Survivors

We stood in a circle and held hands. Everyone understood the ritual; our strength and fortitude were the foundations of the past and our future. 

Greta, believe us; we will not move and live in the forests. Our generations have survived by this lake, our home. 

We are the descendants from Lucy and accept Earth is a living monster of storms and earthquakes with an infestation of a multitude of life. As the environment changes, we will embrace technology and adapt.

Let us honour Mother Earth as she nurtures us.

We pray for humanity since extinction is not a choice. 

31 responses to “Extinction is not a choice–Survivors

  1. Really enjoyed this James, it makes you think. I particularly like this line, ‘Earth is a living monster of storms and earthquakes with an infestation of a multitude of life.’ Well done.

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  2. Dear James.

    Extinction is definitely not a choice. Sometimes I wonder though. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. I love this prayer, James.
    And this is on the shore of the St. Lawrence River, across from Montreal. It is dry now but is normal in spring for the tide to rise as the snow and ice melt. I think a bunch of youths just had fun setting this up. 🙂 All houses are across the street from the shore, none built, on this section, right on the water.

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  4. You created a manifesto in 100 words. Nicely done!

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  5. Life will find a way.

    Good take. You did a great job of constructing a future world in only 100 words.

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  6. What a very interesting take on the prompt. I love the way you’ve made survival a quasi-religious matter.

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  7. A thought provoking story. We need to take better care of our world. None the less, there will be survivors when it’s had enough.

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  8. ‘Let us honour Mother Earth as she nurtures us.’ What a beautiful sentence. There are already those who cooperate with the earth. There will be survivors. It’s a hopeful piece. And I’ve enjoyed finding out about Lucy. Thank you for that.

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  9. Pondering thoughts of how Mother Nature will continue to react to our abuse.
    Interesting write, James.
    Have a wonderful day
    Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  10. yes, we have a choice: either adapt or die.

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  11. I’m sure some will survive. It’ll be a sort of reset maybe.

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  12. I’m with you. Extinction is not a probability. We’ve adapted in the past to the earth’s changes and we continue to do so, not out of fear but out of resilience.

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  13. What a powerful phrase “extinction is not a choice.” I hope they have made the right choice, to stay where they are.

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  14. Is it Greta, as in Thunberg?

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  15. A battle that may be already over. Still there is hope in this piece or at least a firey fight

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  16. The power of positive thinking.

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  17. You’re very optimistic. I hope you’re right.

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