Even though we discuss global warming daily here in the People's Republic of Portland (uMs included), recent research suggests that the majority of Americans do not yet understand the urgency of the climate crisis. While the vast majority (77%) of Americans believe there is solid evidence that the Earth is warming, less than half understand its link with human activity (47%), and most Americans do not view it as a top-tier issue, ranking 4th lowest of 23 issues tested last year according to the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
The silver lining? There are now so many ways to get involved at so many different levels. The first
challenge for each of us? Figuring out where to start and making the
commitment to be part of the solution. We all have a part to play. One great way to begin is to
Everyone knows Al Gore and many have seen his award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. Not many know his Alliance for Climate Protection, though, which has a science-based public education project called the We Campaign. WE works to educate people from all walks of life that addressing the climate crisis is uniquely urgent and that mobilization to solve it at home, at work and in civic life must commence immediately.
Have you joined the We Campaign? Waddya think? Feeling empowered? Planet changing? Or not. Maybe you just have your own action plan for climate change in your family? We're all ears.