In today’s episode, we talk to Emily Newman, Education Coordinator for the American Humanist Association’s Center for Education. We will discuss the HERE for Climate project and how climate change is the theme for this year’s Secular Week of Action that takes place May 1st through the 10th and coincides with the National Day of Reason.
There is no doubt that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Effects of climate change are all around us and they will get worse if we do nothing about it. The effects of climate change also trickle down to other social justice issues like income inequality and racism.
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This is one of the topics that has huge implications for humanity. People don’t realize how on the edge the Earth is when it comes to climate change and the human caused global warming at the heart of it. Just a few degrees hotter and life as we know it could end – like the McKibben clip said by it being too hot to be outside or it being too hot to grow food. I’ve always said to people when discussing climate change, we either pay for it now and fix it or pay for it later for not fixing it and like in real life, the price tag is much steeper if we wait. — Douglas