48: Climate Change – Part 1

PSA: Climate change (or global warming, as it’s more notoriously known) is not the same as the weather you’re experiencing right now! This common misconception has led many people to believe that climate change just might be a hoax. It’s for this reason that I wanted to talk about it on the show. What’s happening with climate change? What does climate change even mean? Why is it such a controversial topic? And of course, how can we stop it?! Laura is answering these questions and more on today’s episode!

Laura Diez is a sustainability expert. By day, she works for her local government in the state of Georgia in the environmental realm. By night, she uses all her knowledge about the planet and sustainability to host her very own podcast – Eco Chic. I asked Laura to be on the show because, let’s face it, I’m no scientist or climate expert. I needed help to break down the big, intimidating topic of climate change and put it into terms that anyone can understand! Laura truly helped to answer some confusing questions about this matter and, most importantly, explained why climate change needs our attention right now.

It was important to me that this episode air before election day is here because, well, it should influence the way that we vote in November. However, no matter when or where you’re listening to this, this conversation is everlasting. Climate change is going to continue to have impacts on us, and we’re going to continue to have impacts on it. Simply put, it will always be something that we should act on. In Part 1, Laura is helping us to understand what’s currently happening with the global climate. She also answers some tough questions like, why should people of faith be concerned about climate change? And, why do some people deny that climate change is happening? I learned so much from Laura and I know you will too! 

And of course, make sure you tune back in next week for Part 2 where we discuss the solutions to climate change. I really loved this part of the conversation because Laura gives us some practical steps we can take as individuals, but also informs us on what to look out for in public policy. You don’t want to muss it!

Links from the show:

Eco Chic Podcast:
Project Drawdown:
IPCC: https://www.ipcc.ch/

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Twitter: @lauraediez
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