Apr. 21, 2020
As we wade through the all-consuming mess that is this pandemic, we’re living the reality of what happens when our elected officials fail to heed the warnings of scientists—when we don’t have adequate protocols, response teams or public health infrastructure in place to prepare for the worst.
We didn’t act on the urgency of this pandemic until it was too late. And we’re poised to repeat those very same mistakes when it comes to another crisis in our midst: climate change.
Scientists say that if we halve carbon emissions by the year 2030, we can avoid the most devastating consequences of climate change. But to pull that off, we need structural change on every level of our society, from food production to transportation to housing.
It’s a daunting task, for sure. But before you pass it off as a pipe dream, take a look around.
People can change their lifestyles quickly and drastically—that’s what we’re all doing, by staying at …