If you are thinking, look we are still in a pandemic, I have a toddler who hasn’t left the house in a year and I’m just trying to make it through the day, don’t talk to me about greenhouse gas – girl we feel you. It’s been a hellish year, and yet if there was ever a time to believe in scientists, now is the time. On this session of Live.Work.Thrive, we partnered with the organization, Science Moms, to talk about what we can do, as parents, to make an impact on climate change.
Climate change is real. We are feeling the impacts locally more and more each year with extreme weather, fires and devastating floods. Humans are the cause, but the good news is that that climate change is fixable. With that in mind, we will cover how the climate is changing where we live, work and play, the positive steps being taken now to combat climate change, the connection between climate change, environmental burdens and race and how to take action, even if you have no time.
Our moderator, Micaela Birmingham, will discuss all these topics with our panelists, Somini Sengupta, the international climate reporter for The New York Times and Dr. Melissa Burt, a research scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University and the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University.
Simply by talking to one another and raising awareness of the issue of climate change is a step toward finding solutions. As parents who will do anything to protect our kids, we must be vocal about the need to protect the planet we are passing on to our children. Science moms and the New York Times each have free online resources for adults and children to engage in the climate change conversation.
Let’s all use our outside voices. Because the time to act to end climate change was yesterday.