Building A Climate "Wall of Sound"
Posted April 8, 2014
People often ask me what I think is the single most important thing they could be doing to solve the climate crisis. Yes, exercising your right to vote is really important, as is living sustainably. But on an issue as seemingly amorphous and complicated as climate change, I would personally contend the single biggest thing an individual could do to help solve this mounting crisis (besides supporting limits on carbon pollution!) is to talk about it, to shine a light on the injustice of polluters recklessly emitting pollution that causes extreme weather events and disrupts peoples' lives. We need to build an unprecedented "wall of sound" around this issue.
A new Showtime series, Years of Living Dangerously, does just that in telling the human story of climate change. Years features climatologists, members of frontline communities, politicians and celebrities sharing their climate stories and explaining how this issue has already and will continue to define life as we know it. The series will premier this Sunday, April 13th, but I'm pleased to be able to post the first episode below. I encourage you to watch it immediately as it's deeply powerful.
In a climate disrupted world, it's going to take people talking about this issue everywhere, in their schools, their places of worship and around the dinner table, to drive action and ambition. As Years demonstrates, climate change and our ability to solve it is fundamentally a story about people and our future on this planet. It's time we talk about it that way.
Our friends at 350.org are organizing watch parties that I encourage you to check out and attend. Watching something as powerful as this show should be done in the company of friends and family. Let’s rally to solve this crisis.
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