When People Lead, Leaders Follow

“When people lead, leaders follow” the Hopenhagen website reminds us.  With the UN Climate Change conference in  Copenhagen 18 days away, I thought I would remind myself that there is some good news on the environmental front.  It’s hard to keep slogging away when you feel like nothing ever changes.  Here’s some hopeful headlines – feel free to check out the links, if you have the time:

European countries on track to exceed Kyoto targets.

U.S hits the brakes on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions.

U.S. to soon declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant.

Brazil announces “historic” drop in deforestation.

U.S. Evangelicals Join Forces With Scientists to Lobby in Support of Climate Change Bill

If you feel like you’d like to hear more good news on climate change, check out Canadian author and journalist Chris Turner’s book “The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need”.  Mr. Turner spent a year traveling around the world finding people and places where change was already happening.  As he says in his introduction:

The world we need:  it all existsIt took only a year to find.  And anything that exists is possible.

To be part of the generation that beat climate change: this is possible.

Take a moment (or more!) today to appreciate the beauty around you – whether it’s in the people you care about, or in nature.

“Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.”  Mahatma Ghandi

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