26 Dec '16, 3pm

Katharine Hayhoe: Why Climate Change Should Matter to You

What's one of the most insidious myths we've bought into, when it comes to climate change ? It has nothing to do with the science: It's the simple idea that we have to be a certain type of person to care about climate change . If I'm a liberal, if I bike to work and call myself a "tree-hugger," then of course I care about climate change. But what if I'm conservative, I drive a car or I worry about the economy—does agreeing with the science of climate change mean I have to change who I am? When I moved to Texas 10 years ago, I didn't know what to expect. I study climate change, one of the most politicized issues in the entire U.S. If we're serious about it, we have to wean ourselves off fossil fuels. That's not a popular message in a state best known for its oil and gas. But Texas surprised me. It surprised me by how many different kinds of people, from oilfield engineers t...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/hayhoe-climate-change-2117925528....

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