Ministers from the Department for Exiting the EU have also appeared 12 times in front of select committees, and those committees have undertaken, or are currently undertaking, 36 inquiries on EU exit-related issues. Government ministers will continue to provide regular updates to Parliament and the Government will continue to ensure that there is ample opportunity for both Houses to debate the key issues arising from EU exit. Our fundamental responsibility to the people of the UK is to ensure that we secure the very best deal possible from the negotiations.
Some things just seem too momentous to keep in mind. Squatting on a floe of eight-foot-thick sea ice at the North Pole, drifting on the 14,foot-deep Arctic Ocean hundreds of miles from land, with everything in every direction south and the sun circling the horizon, you absolutely feel you are on a planet.
Another momentous thing we hardly ever think about is the thing we think with: I think about mine now quite a bit, ever since a hot July day in when my eyes started telling me conflicting stories about the nature of the world as I huffed and strained to keep up with my far fitter son running up a steep trail in the woods near my home.
My left eye told me the world was paisley. The right eye insisted all was well. I called out; we returned home. I took a shower and some aspirin, wondering if I could be having a stroke. My son drove me to the hospital. By the next morning, it was.
The stroke made me confront that critical human operating system in my skull for the first time.
Turning to journalism allowed no emotional space for absorbing the jarring reality that the white spots in my brain scan showed I was breakable—that something as basic as dexterity, let alone a long healthy life, was no longer a given. Fortunately, I recovered fully, but there was no guarantee that would be the case.
Reporting on my stroke as a medical and health care problem allowed me to treat it as an intellectual puzzle rather than an emotional crisis—to levitate above my mortality instead of confronting it, deeply feeling it, embracing it.
Some challenges are so grand and momentous that anxiety seems, at best, a waste of time and energy in confronting them. It occurs to me, looking back, that my approach to my stroke parallels, in a strange way, my approach to another almost incomprehensibly large challenge: In essence, we have been learning, as uncomfortably as we navigate puberty, that our only planet is somewhat breakable.
Science can help clarify which is which. With that mix in mind, in both making the most of a finite life and limiting regrets related to global climate change, it seems necessary to integrate two seemingly incompatible traits: I used to think of my reporting as a thousand separate stories.
But I can see, as I age, that it is in fact one story—a single meandering learning journey with more than a few wrong turns, surprises, and reversals, starting with a dancing bivalve and scribbled death threat in the late s. Charmed into the undersea world by Jacques Cousteau, I was taken by surprise one summer while snorkeling where a small river meets the sea not far from my Rhode Island home.
A bay scallop, trying to evade me, jetted through the sea grass by castanet-clapping its corrugated shells, which were surreally fringed by fleshy curtains flecked with tiny glinting blue eyes. I quickly moved from embracing nature to defending it.
A small patch of woods and fields behind our house remained untouched amid the expanding suburban grid of streets and lawns.
Around age fourteen, on one of my regular after-school walks through the trees, I encountered a bulldozer parked in a fresh-cut clearing near my favorite spruce.Mar 30, · Foreign ministers from other world powers joined Secretary of State John Kerry in an effort to reach the outlines of a nuclear accord with Iran by a .
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11 thoughts on “ My Climate Change ” Frank Mancuso February 19, at am. Seems to me that no matter how we feel about our planet or eloquently write about what we know is happening to it nothing of any significance changes.
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