In 2004, in war torn Rwanda, President Paul Kagame got approval of a quota of 30% women in Parliament. By 2012, the number
I submit we need to go back to basics and unify around a proven, tested message that works. Then repeat it every time we open our mouths for the next few years. Put it in our every communication. Till we are sick to death of it, and then some. Hey, it works for Donald and Bernie.
"The world is watching."
When we heard about Federal cuts to environmental initiatives, we couldn't help but think of the potential disaster when climate-denying forces really take power next year. So here are six reasons to be optimistic under even the most climate-denying Congress.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: American business and technology are our greatest assets in the fight against climate change -- and they are carving a path toward a clean energy future for this country.
Worldwide screenings of the Young Voices for the Planet films have sparked action. After watching the films, for example
It used to feel naive to talk openly about your actions to mitigate climate change. "It's all meaningless" would be the response. Watch now as the questions change from "What can be done?" to "What is being done... and what are you doing?"
There are some who have asked whether the World Economic Forum (WEF) serves a useful purpose. In my experience the answer to that is yes. How often do you bump into world leaders and CEOs around a coffee table?
To my mind, a successful climate agreement will include three priorities: real leadership by rich countries; serious engagement by developing countries; and significant financial assistance for the poorest countries to deal with the impact of climate change.
The most censored story of our lifetime is hiding in plain sight. We humans are disrupting the climate of the planet to the point where the world our children and grandchildren will inhabit may be unrecognizable.
Is this realistic given the speed and severity of climate change? Don't we need warriors in this fight? Certainly, that's what our culture demands. We love stories about heroes' journeys, about struggle and victory, about good vanquishing evil. We yearn for heroes.
States that could have avoided insurance company heel-dragging had to give up benefits that mitigate problems of poverty, accidents and CO2 emissions. Isn't this what we look to the federal government to avoid?