If we want to tackle the Climate Crisis, we need optimism!
A big part of tackling climate change is envisioning the future we want and then building that future together.
A Zero-Carbon future is not only good for climate change, it will also bring about a better standard of living for all.
- Cities full of trees that are cool and shaded in the summer.
- No pollution and little noise as transport is electrified and cheap.
- Most people working from home or from local hot-desk hubs making it much easier for those that do have to commute.
- Abundant fresh and healthy food gown in the gardens that fill vacant spaces and proliferate from balconies and rooftops.
- Warm, well insulated homes that harvest much of their own energy from the sun.
- Rich and diverse countrysides covered by native woodland and filled with wildlife.
- Reduced flooding in towns and cities as re-wilded landscapes slow the flow of water.
- Regenerative farming practices that enrich the soils and reduce the need for fertilisers and pesticides.
- People living longer, healthier lives.
This is not a pipe-dream but a real possibility and a future that we can all work together to build. The knowledge and technology to build this future already exists – we just need to make it happen.
We cannot build a better future if we are already resigned to failure but with so much doom and gloom about the climate crisis, it can be hard to keep that vision in our hearts. If you want more inspiration to imagine a better future, watch this brilliant film below by the Stubborn Optimists – the group set up to champion solutions to the climate crisis.
Want to dig deeper?
Have a read of the book, The Future We Choose from the founders of the Stubborn Optimists. It gives clear simple strategies for tackling climate change and will give you hope!
The Future We Choose is available from all good bookshops
(and the bad ones too – you know who we’re talking about!
About the book:
We are at a critical moment for the survival of humans and the rest of life on Earth.
In The Future We Choose, Figueres and Rivett-Carnac explain what we can do to safeguard our world. This book presents what we must do to protect our shared future – your own, and that of everyone on this planet ― Leonardo DiCaprio
The Paris Agreement was a landmark for humanity. In this timely and important book, two of the principle creators of that agreement show us why and how we can now realise its’ promise. I hope it is widely read and acted on ― Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace.