With all this talk of the pandemic, it’s easy to fall into disaster thinking and not want to hear about the plethora of ailments we have as communities, as a species and in our habitat.

So, I decided to see if I could find some “good news” with regard to climate change – one of my perennial concerns.

What I found is a concept that is starting to coalesce into a movement: “Net Zero by 2050.”

This is fairly new research, emerging in the last few years, that has to do with a new way scientists are looking at global warming predictions. Net zero means we are not adding new emissions to the atmosphere at all.  That seems fairly impossible, but what the modeling shows is that if we can get there by 2050, we can actually re-stabilize our environment. I found this article particularly practical and uplifting.

Of course, this could still be simply denial thinking.  Yet, no matter what our outcome, what matters to me is how to live today. Let’s live like the musicians on the Titanic lived – with bravery, heart, love and service.  They played on as the boat sank, right to the end. I had to look that up to see if that really happened. Oh yes, it did.

Can you imagine? You are so committed to sharing the medicine of music that you keep playing even as all around you are dying, including knowing your own demise is imminent.

“Many brave things were done that night, but none were more brave than those done by men playing minute after minute as the ship settled quietly lower and lower in the sea.” … Titanic second class passenger survivor Lawrence Beesley

We are, ultimately, a beautiful species. That’s the good news!