Good news about climate change?
We all know the bad news when it comes to climate change. Climate change is here. It’s big! It’s bad! It’s hurting us! It’s hurting our economies.
What most people don’t know is that there’s also a lot of good news about climate change. And, we’re finally facing the hard truth of climate change with the stubborn relentlessness of human will and perseverance.
In this video, Climate Reality explores some of that good news, like the fact that real solutions exist and that we’re already seeing the benefits of them.
Twenty Reasons for Hope
After the final no there comes a yes. And on that yes, the future world depends. ~ Wallace Stevens
Every major struggle for justice and social progress in the history of humankind has met with a lot of “nos” until the last “no” yielded to a yes—apartheid, civil rights, abolition, equality of women, nuclear disarmament. The climate change movement is no different.
The struggle to recognize the reality of the climate crisis and to come together with meaningful solutions is the greatest social movement in the history of the world. The future of our civilization depends on it.
In the following video which was aired as Hour 24 of Twenty Four Reasons for Hope in September 2014, Al Gore makes the case that humankind now knows that the climate change problem can be solved. He sees the turnaround in public opinion and the public protests of hundreds of thousands of people around the globe as a clear sign that world leaders will listen.
The climate related extreme weather events have definitively answered the questions in most people’s mind that climate change is the most serious problem we have ever faced. We have the tools and the technology to solve it. But can we solve it? Yes we can! Will we solve it? Yes we will!
So now that we have a way, will there be a will? Will 2015 be “the year” that will culminate in a successful climate agreement at the Paris COP21 summit in December?
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