The Fierce Urgency of Now

There is a NOAA administer that has been referencing this passage in her speeches about climate change.

We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood-it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, “Too late.”

Words from Dr. Martin Luther King.



1 comment so far

  1. jeremydc on

    Wow, great passage. Let the drumbeat grow!

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