This Saturday, as a recent graduate of the Climate Reality Project Leadership Program, I’ll deliver my first presentation to a private group for the 24 Hours of Reality: Countdown to the Future event.
The Climate Reality Project in partnership with TED are hosting two incredible days of (mostly virtual) presentations and discussions “exploring the future we want and how we get there.”
So, why am I doing this?
Because I care. Because much of what I learned in our intensive training this summer was very frightening. Because if I don’t do something, I’m part of the problem.
Here are some of the statistics that motivate me to take action:
- 110 million tons of manmade global warming pollution is spewed into our atmosphere every 24 hours … by us.
- Carbon dioxide is being released into the atmosphere faster than at any time in the last 66 million years.
- 93% of the extra heat trapped by manmade global warming pollution goes into the ocean.
It’s all very disturbing, but also, for the most part, preventable. There are solutions and there is hope.
And we must listen, respond—and cling—to that for the sake of all of our futures.
If you’d like to join a public presentation in your area this Saturday or Sunday, click here.