This week we’re finally tackling an age-old question head-on: does individual action matter?
How can we stay motivated to make small changes in our own lives when Kylie Jenner is using her private jet like a local taxi?
Elise looks into the individuals behind a famous statistic and shares a framework for valuing individual action without missing the bigger picture.
Yes, Actually, Individual Responsibility Is Essential to Solving the Climate Crisis, Sierra Club, Sept 2019
Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this ‘carbon accountant’ says, Science, Aug 2016
Can consumer choices ward off the worst effects of climate change? An expert explains., Vox, Oct 18
Soft Path Energy, Wikipedia
The UN Campaign for Individual Action, UN
Climate Change Needs Behavior Change, Center for Behavior and the Environment, 2018
Private jet use is more popular than ever — and first-time buyers are driving record sales, CNBC, July 2022
Other episodes mentioned:
How to Cope with Climate Despair
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