Confronting climate change is hard work. A first step is to be clear about the scientific evidence: Climate change is real and happening now. But the next step — figuring out how to persuade people that we can do something to limit the damage — is not easy either.
Bay Area residents have an opportunity to do something positive on climate change through the Clean and Healthy Bay measure (Measure AA on the June 7 ballot), an important step forward on regional climate action. If passed, the measure will add $12 a year to the annual property tax in nine counties, providing funding for coastal flood protection by revitalizing bay wetlands, at half the cost of levees. The initiative is also attracting national attention as a possible model for regional adaptation to climate change. To succeed, though, the measure’s backers should listen to Will Rogers’ advice: “Peoples’ minds are changed through observation and not through argument.”
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John Glenn’s second flight may hold some important lessons for the US and the world in coping with climate change in a time of an aging population. It may be especially helpful for older adults who are asking ourselves what difference we can make in climate change.
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At the local, state and national level, political leaders should engage older voters on climate issues, from measures needed to adapt to climate-related changes, such as responses to severe weather events, to support for clean power regulations from the EPA.
Get the full post “Older adults: an untapped, renewable resource on climate action” on The Conversation.
How are Robert Redford & the Pope Alike?
Robert Redford and Pope Francis. At first glance, the two seem to have little in common. But both represent a growing movement I call Graying Green: Climate Action for an Aging World.
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The world’s population is aging at the very time that immediate action on climate change has become crucially important. And we ignore the shared link between these two global patterns at our own risk.
Read the full post, “Aging population could drive Obama’s climate change policies” on CNN.