18 Jul '12, 10am

Slow Ride Stories: Kick-starting conversations about climate change

The climate is a-changin’ — but the debate on climate change isn’t. As a result, climate scientists and environmental advocates appear to be fighting a losing battle: A recent poll of American attitudes toward climate change, put out in March by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, revealed that the number of climate skeptics in America is growing, and fewer voters view climate change as a scientifically affirmed or politically important issue. With this news in mind, a two-man film crew has hit the back roads of America to, in their words, kick-start a new national conversation about climate change — one that might circumvent heated politics by focusing on local perspectives. On the back of a sky-blue 1971 Royal Enfield diesel motorcycle (run on biodiesel when they can get it) Erik Fyfe and Albert Thrower are traveling across the Northeast, talking with indiv...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/slow-ride-stories-kick-st...

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