Dear President Obama & World Leaders of the Climate Change Conference,
I admit that I had this irrational hope, that you would phone/e-mail to ask me what climate change I was experiencing on my frequent Nature walks in this tiny part of the planet. You see, I figured that you and the World Leaders realized, that your job is filled with endless indoor meetings, hectic flight schedules, little/no sleep, bad food, tricky digestion, endless headaches, difficult topics. This caused you to become aware that Nature had faded for you into abstract statistics, political issues due to no time to watch/know nature on a regular first hand basis.
So you would decided to consult average little me what Climate was changing in my reality. I would have told you that “ not all is well in the State of Nature” this fall season.
I would have told you that the plum tree down by the San Lorenzo River bank was in bloom last month, that the other day CROWS were flitting through the air with nesting material in their beaks, that the male ELEGANT TERN was trying to convince a baffled female that mating season had arrived, that the male MERGANSER impressed an open minded female with his breeding plumage, that a male AMERICAN COOT was demonstrating breeding territory behavior, that fish are moving into our river from far off places.
These are just itsy examples from a much longer list. And you know what? On a conscious or/and subconscious level we humans do notice/sense that Nature is off kilter. This creates an unease/ache in us since we yearn for the well-being of our most important planet guide, who is our teacher, healer, nourisher, life giver: NATURE
Nature thanks you for your courageous help greeting