Climate Reality Project training day 2 #ActOnClimate

The earth's atmosphere and the setting sun, viewed from the Space Shuttle. Most of the Earth's atmosphere is within 10 miles of the surface. (Source: NASA)
The earth’s atmosphere and the setting sun, viewed from the Space Shuttle. Most of the Earth’s atmosphere is within 10 miles of the surface. (Source: NASA)

The flood of information and learning continued throughout the day on Friday. The training is focusing on three questions:

1. Do we need to act on climate change?
2. Can we act?
3. Will we act?

The answer to the first question is, yes, and urgent action is needed.

Question 2 is also a yes. The renewable energy revolution is upon us. Renewables are winning the economic battle along with the moral and ethical battle.

Question 3 is more problematic. Only the Republican party in the US is actively denying the science and the good news is that their opposition is fracturing. However, the world needs to accelerate the development of policies to halt the pollution of the atmosphere by greenhouse gases.

Vice President Gore went through a stripped down version of his slide show presentation with tips for all of us to use when we get the opportunity to speak to others about the climate crisis facing the world.

Gore also talked about the sequel to the film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. It is slated for opening the weekend of July 28th. Here’s a teaser from YouTube:

During the afternoon we were coached on techniques for answering the tough questions about the climate crisis. This hit at the heart of why I’m attending. I want to learn how to communicate the existential threat of the climate crisis to folks with a different world view than mine.

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