Creating workable solutions to climate change isn’t easy, but human beings have a history of overcoming obstacles in difficult times (as we’ve said before, ending the slave trade was once similarly thought of as impossible).
In her speech at a teach-in at UMass Lowell, Climate Interactive Co-Director Beth Sawin reminded us that enormous progress on climate change is possible, as long as we’re ready to make some serious changes. For inspiration, she said, she likes to look to her family history.
Here’s an excerpt from her speech:
In 1943 my grandparents built a house. They were barely out of their teens, already married, with two young children. As far as I know, they had never done anything as huge as building a house
But times were hard, money was tight and they kept getting evicted from whatever rundown housing they could find. [Read more…] about Beth Sawin at UMass Lowell: Climate Change Solutions for the Future We Need