Communication Leads to Action (Amanda Grannas)

In this conversation, Villanova’s Dr. Grannas, Dr. Shepson and Pete Lourie discuss the issue of climate change and how it is affecting the world. They acknowledge that there has been a dramatic change in the climate, even in a short period of time, and that it is an issue that needs to be addressed and not kicked down the road. They also note that many people feel helpless and that there are too many “doomsdayers” who make people feel like there is nothing they can do to make a difference. The discussion emphasizes choices individuals can make that will have a positive impact for change and the economy. They also discuss the importance of communication and not demonizing those who work in the fossil fuel industry but finding ways to work together towards a solution. Finally, they stress the need to work together and not take immutable positions in order to solve the problem of climate change.