Yes, it’s still up to you to do something about climate change

Increasingly, we’re hearing that individual action is insignificant relative to needed political change, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook.

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Illustration by Sean Quinn

Indeed, there is no avoiding the most catastrophic effects of climate change without major changes on a global scale. But that starts with campaigning and voting for politicians who will act on climate change, shopping less and more ethically, and doing what you can to disrupt business as usual.

The upshot is that our small acts absolutely can make a difference in unexpected and possibly powerful ways.

Sometimes you just have to shrug off all the moral calculus and just say enough.

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