Individual Action Is Nice, But We Won’t Address Climate Change Without Systemic Change

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Michael Mann and Jonathan Brockopp of Penn State University make a compelling case for the need for systemic change to tackle climate change, quoting a recent study that by focusing on individual actions we’re distracting ourselves from the necessary political and corporate action.

Our take: We agree that fundamental change led by our country’s largest carbon polluters hold the greatest hope to drive meaningful progress. Corporations also respond to consumer demand, so let’s make our own lifestyle changes because it matters - and it drives corporate decision making.

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