Please don’t assume everything’s fine, that somebody else is going to fix the hot mess: You can be that somebody, and you can encourage others to follow your lead.
Photo: CBS Meterologist Jeff Berardelli explains the connection between climate change and increased incidence of extreme heat.
"WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?"
Is there anything funny about global warming? Well, no. This subject could not be more serious — and that’s why the climate conversation craves an occasional light touch.
Photo: @ClimateAdam, aka Dr. Adam Levy of Oxford University
THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED
What Can I Do? is often the first question people ask. Great question!, you can reply. For starters, share this list with 50 of your friends.
A WORD ABOUT DENIERS
An overwhelming consensus of expert scientists agree that global warming is happening due to human activity. However, only 20% of Americans are aware of this. Cue an open door to engage people on climate solutions.
Those who dismiss the threat of climate change will not typically respond to the facts, especially if the facts point to financial risk. Do you want to spend your time arguing with them?
Addressing the climate crisis is going to involve money. A lot of money, commensurate with the scale of the problem. In this Talking Point, we’ll attempt to delineate financial factors associated with climate change in terms an English major can understand. For clear and continuing analysis, follow the financial media on our Resources page.