A Reason for Optimism
Posted: 2:55PM December 7th, 2011 | Comments
If you are at all like me, sometimes it is hard to feel optimistic about the future of our planet. For instance, I woke up this morning to a news report stating that the prospects of a comprehensive agreement to slow the rate of global warming coming out of the climate talks in Durban, South Africa are diminishing. Given the usual disagreements between rich and poor countries and the debate between pursuing a binding treaty versus voluntary pledges, the chance of finding consensus regarding the path forward is slim. So leaving my apartment this morning I was feeling a bit blue.
But then I came to work. (Yes, to work!) And, sitting in my inbox was an article outlining the myriad of changes MMSD is making to become more sustainable. It may be true that the struggle to reach an international agreement continues, but that fact is not stopping action at the local level. So check out this article. It may just be what you need too, to brighten your day and help you think more optimistically about the future.