2018 brought a continuous barrage of news for the Climate Hawk. What did it all mean? What were the lasting bits? Our rearview mirror says that the recognition of real-time climate effects was the big takeaway. Does that lead to grief or hope? And what it hope? Listen in.
The reading list:
- Vox on this year’s disasters
- The Climate Minute Podcast (TCMP) on the NCA
- TCMP on the IPCC report
- TCMP on CA fires (#1)
- TCMP on Merrimack Valley
- TCMP on Grayson
- TCMP on Bomb-o-genesis
- Roxbury complex gets gas supply back
- Climate Grief
Kate Marvel on grief and hope
- You may have heard that we have 12 years to fix everything. This is well-meaning nonsense, but it’s still nonsense. We have both no time and more time. Climate change isn’t a cliff we fall off, but a slope we slide down. And, true, we’ve chosen to throw ourselves headlong down the hill at breakneck speed. But we can always choose to begin the long, slow, brutal climb back up. If we must argue about what the view will be like when we get there, let’s at least agree to turn around first.
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.
Thanks for listening.