In recent talks and gatherings about climate change and carbon management, the emotion I encounter most frequently is fear.
Fear – which manifests as anger, or anxiety, or numbness. Fear, which begets hatred and disgust, or which becomes the basis for paralysis or righteousness.
In these gatherings, the most common public question I receive is “What can I do?” – in part a response to that anxiety.
I recommend an alternative question: “What can WE do.”
“We”, not “I”, carries the antidote to fear.