10 Apr '12, 11am

Hope and climate change: Reasons to remain optimistic

Hope and climate change: Reasons to remain optimistic

No need to hide in a corner: There are a few signs of hope when it comes to climate change. (Photo by Zen Sutherland.) With magazines like Scientific American publishing articles titled “Global Warming Close to Becoming Irreversible,” and 15,000-plus temperature records set this spring in the U.S., it’s no wonder the CFO of the business I work for said to me recently, “I have this crippling anxiety about climate change … what are our children going to have to deal with?” At Keystone, in Colorado, ski season is still going on, but a nearby fire meant the lodge was being used as an evacuation center a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, the Washington Post expressed bafflement about U.S. inaction in the face of obvious climate threats highlighted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This all leaves most of us in the movement to solve climate change with a bord...

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