Scared about climate change? Read these encouraging words.

Scared about climate change? Read these encouraging words.

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: YaleEnvironment360
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Know anybody out there who might need some encouraging words, a little realistic help bucking up in the face of scary prospects involving the climate and … whatever? Here are four good short pieces to help us all stay upbeat.

Start with Rebecca Solnit, whose reminders that the future is unknowable and that good things do happen are always bracing: “I don’t know exactly if or how we’ll get to where we need to go, but I know that we must set out better options with all the passion, power, and intelligence we have. A revolution is what we need, and we can begin by imagining and demanding it and doing what we can to try to realize it. Rather than waiting to see what happens, we can be what happens.”

If your best hope lies in large, relatively impersonal forces such as the global or national economy, Alex Stefan offers some believable optimism: “Powerful forces strain against this status quo, and torque is building for a snap forward in climate action …. To understand why, we must consider the shifting global politics of the climate crisis, the unprecedented acceleration of the clean economy, and the carbon bubble we live in.”