What I have noticed over the last decade is that my understanding of climate action has evolved. I used to think change happened from the top down – that’s why I studied policy in the first place. I still believe in the power of policy, but I also believe in the power of the collective.
Do you know what the difference is between weather and climate?
In this inspiring, pragmatic TED talk, Katharine Hayhoe, a leading climate scientist, shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion — and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate.
We saw wildfires around the globe that lasted for many days and burned anything that stood in their way with fury, including homes, schools, churches, and in some cases, entire communities.