Op-Ed: Climate change is a big problem. Citizens must demand many small solutions and support each other to solve it.
Climate change is a big problem: It’s bad for business, bad for the economy, bad for communities, bad for the planet, and bad for the economy. These are the big problems we should be talking about instead of letting the big talk get in the way of effective action.
And that’s exactly what’s happened. Politicians and corporate interests have been talking climate change, but we’re not hearing much about the small solutions that can solve it effectively. And that’s something we really need to fix.
It’s just our fault, you know. We get all riled up over climate change. We’ll talk to our neighbors about it. We’ll talk to their children about it. We’ll talk to their friends and their co-workers about it. And we’ll go to the grocery store, to the hospital, to our doctors’ offices, to our dentists’ offices. And yet, most of what we do is about the big issues: jobs and the economy and the environment.
We don’t talk about the small solutions we need to solve climate change. And that’s why we’re going to have to do a lot of work to get our small-solutions talking points heard. Because that’s how you solve a problem.
There are a lot of great candidates to be president of the United States right now. There’s no question that they have the ability to solve climate change. But our biggest hurdle is that we’ve been talking about climate change, but we’re not talking about the small solutions that can solve it.
What do we mean when we say small solutions? First, it’s about putting the people first. The people of the United States are way ahead of