If there’s one thing that I hope folks can take away from this newsletter, it’s that talking about climate change is the most important thing any of us can do. Discussing the biggest problem facing humanity with everyone you know is urgently needed. It’s the only thing that can build the political movement required to build a better world.
And it takes courage.
Take Mozambique. Cyclone Idai is about as bad as it gets. A month after it tore through the region, 1.85 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, according to the U.N. That’s more people than live in San Francisco and Seattle combined — yet talk of the disaster has almost disappeared from public discourse.
It’s easy to understand why: It’s uncomfortable to engage with the fact that one of the poorest countries in the world was hit with a storm of unprecedented strength that was worsened by climate change. The more we avoid facing the facts of climate change — the less we talk about the core causes of the problem — the worse they get. Avoidance leads to delay, and we’re running out of time.
We are at the most important moment of our lives — and the mo... Read more