Katherine Hayhoe: To fight climate change, first “talk about it,”

This article discusses why it’s important to talk about climate change if we are to stop it.

Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe said the first step to fighting climate change is: “Talk about it.”

“The majority of the people in the country don’t talk about it. And if we don’t talk about it, why would we care,” Hayhoe said Wednesday on “CBS This Morning.”

And the second? “Step on a carbon footprint scale,” Hayhoe said.

“If you’re going to lose weight, the first thing you do is step on the scale. If we’re going to lose carbon, measure our carbon footprints online. There’s lots of great resources to do that. And figure out what we can do personally that makes the biggest difference.”

Examples of ways you could reduce your carbon footprint include eating less meat, line-drying clothing, using energy-efficient light bulbs, and reducing food waste.


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