I just read an article about climate change in New York Magazine by David Wallace-Wells. He begins like this; “It is, I promise, worse than you think.”
Just when I thought we were making tracks. Every time I stretch, I discover there’s more stretch to go. It’s one thing to swallow my pride and listen attentively to people I don’t expect to agree with.
It was the people part that captivated my attention. I wanted to know the answers to things like: we’re in this together—why are we fighting, or how did this become a partisan issue, or how can we talk so people will listen? As I got pulled into the work, I realized that the people part couldn’t be separated from the excess CO2 causing the planet to heat up.
Sarah is my thirty-five-year-old daughter. A borderline millennial. I make her listen to all of my climate change stories before I share them with the rest of the world. She is my perfect audience. Climate change just isn’t that interesting to her. She tolerates my obsession but I can almost hear her thinking, “whatever, mom.” […]
Speaking to someone about climate change doesn’t have to be scary if you keep these 7 points in mind.