Climate Change's Best Hope

  • By Ana Aceves
  • Posted 04.04.18
  • NOVA

The one thing Katherine Hayhoe wishes we did about climate change.

Running Time: 01:17


Climate Change’s Best Hope

Published April 4, 2018

Katherine Hayhoe: I think one of the biggest questions we all have when it comes to climate change is: is there hope?

People often ask me well what can I do, I am just one person how could I make a difference?

If there is one thing that I wish everybody would do is talk about it.

I am suggesting that we talk about why it matters. What do I care about passionately that is being affected by a changing climate? Does it relate to my kids, does it relate to something I love doing like birding or fishing or even hunting? Does it relate to the economy or national security or the community or the place where I live?

Let's talk about what it means to us and then let's also talk about solutions because there are amazing solutions.

Onscreen: Energy-efficient homes, wind, solar, smarter building codes, planting trees, nuclear, electric cars, eat less meat, carbon-capture, biofuel

Hayhoe: When it comes to climate change we feel as if it is this giant boulder standing dead still and nobody is trying to push that boulder uphill to fix the problem.

The reality is that that giant boulder is already starting to roll.

It's got hundreds, thousands, even millions of hands we just need a few more hands to get it rolling faster, but it is moving in the right direction.

When we look at what is happening with people, that's where I find hope.



Digital Producer
Ana Aceves
Written, Produced, and Directed by
Doug Hamilton
Caitlin Saks
© WGBH Educational Foundation 2018

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