30 November 2006

Climate Change: Can Climate Change Save the Environmental Movement?

My question tonight goes back to a conversation with colleagues last month. Can Climate Change Save the Environmental Movement?

The "Death of Environmentalism" caused a stir last year when it was published on Change This! And there has been a lot of dialogue about everyone from Wal-Mart to the Evangelicals going green.

But there continue to be lingering doubts about whether environmentalism can survive its fractured and many-splendored state. Let's face it, there's just too much noise and too many complicated messages out there. The general public -- hell, even the committed -- have a hard time keeping it straight.

Enter Climate Change (or global warming or climate crisis or climate pollution or whatever you want to call it). It is happening. It is real. We should all be very afraid. Or we should we stop worrying and do something about it?

And because it will effect us all and touches all aspects of our work, can this be the rallying cause that brings the movement together. Can Climate Change save us from ourselves?

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