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I tell my children all the time that they will never understand how dramatically and quickly the national attitude toward gay marriage has changed. And why should they? They've known gay people all their lives-- anti-gay bigotry is not in their cultural inheritance.
One thing is clear: one of the main forces behind this change was that gay people came out.
Our national attitude toward the climate crisis needs a change this big and even faster. So let's take the lesson: come out!
When was the last time you engaged a friend on climate change? A co-worker? Your boss? Your neighbor? Your barista? Did you have clear and brief information on hand for the doubters or the confused? Were you ready with information on what actions folks might take to help solve the crisis?
I think about climate change a lot, and I've never done this in an organized way.
I start tonight.
For me and for anyone else who wants to come out, I'd love to learn form those who already do this. Share your stories, share your pithy information resources, share your good lines.
Originally posted to Alison Carey on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 04:09 PM PDT.