Getting people to care about climate change as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe is tough—but not impossible, several Colorado political and environmental leaders said during a webinar Tuesday hosted by CU Boulder.
“Power Dialog: Climate Solutions for Colorado” was hosted by Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Max Boykoff, Associate Professor of Communication Phaedra Pezzullo and engineering undergraduate student Andrew Benham. Similar events were hosted by universities nationwide. At least 251 people tuned in from across the state for the event.
Here are five key takeaways:
1.) We could have imagined this future
COVID-19 is giving us a stark lesson about what happens when we ignore warnings from science, and our systems are vulnerable to extreme events, as COVID-19 has revealed, said Eban Goodstein, director of the